Disabled man descends steep slope to save stranded kitten in Malaysia

PHOTO: Facebook/Abu Fathiyyaturahma Menk AbdunMujtahid

A Malaysian man has been praised for his altruism recently when a video documenting his courageous attempt to rescue a kitten was shared online.

In a Facebook post on Aug 11, Abu Fathiyyaturahma Menk Abdun Mujtahid shared the clip of the heartwarming scene and recounted the incident.

Abu — a paralympic athlete who uses a wheelchair — and his friend were on their way to a sports complex when they saw a kitten stuck in a drain, clinging desperately to its walls. The poor creature was already drenched, Abu wrote in Malay.

Pagi td masa dalam perjalanan p kompleks sukan likas kami ternampak sekor ank kucing yg terjatu dalam longkang besar...

Posted by Abu Fathiyyaturahma Menk AbdunMujtahid on Saturday, 10 August 2019

Faced with a steep slope leading down to the drain, Abu decided to leave his wheelchair on the pavement and manoeuvre down using his arms.

Photo: Facebook/Abu Fathiyyaturahma Menk Abdun Mujtahid

His friend, who was filming, has a prosthetic leg and could not climb down, clarified Abu.

The descent wasn't the only hurdle. After he successfully managed to reach the bottom of the slope, Abu had to lean precariously over the edge of the drain to grab hold of the stranded kitten.

Photo: Facebook/Abu Fathiyyaturahma Menk AbdunMujtahid

The feline appeared to be fine, scampering off as soon as Abu set it down on the grass.

Netizens praised Abu for his kindness and for rescuing the cat despite the dangerous circumstances. 

"The love and care that kind people have cannot be imitated. Although his actions were dangerous, it is worthy of respect."
Photo: Screengrab/Facebook
"Cat lovers respect you!"
Photo: Screengrab/Facebook
"This is a loving person."

Thanks to Abu's heroic actions, the little critter lived to see another day. Let's just hope it stays out of trouble.

kimberlylim@asiaone.com

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