Most of us have heard stories of dogs jumping in water to rescue their owners. Some of us have even heard of birds squawking during an overnight fire to awaken and save everyone in the house. However it's not often we hear about cats displaying heroism, and even rarer for it to be caught on camera, but that's just what happened in Bogota, Colombia.
Security camera footage captured an adopted Siamese kitty named Gatubela standing on a couch as she gently plays with a one-year-old boy named Samuel Leon, who is on the floor near his crib. As Samuel crawls away from Gatubela, she watches him go off, but when the little boy approaches a doorway and the steep stairway beyond it, she jumps into action, pouncing on him right before he gets to the top step. She pushes him back and averts what otherwise would've been a tragedy.
It looks like Gatubela isn't the only one with nine lives. Her name is pretty fitting though - Gatubela is the Spanish word for Catwoman.
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