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