CATastrophe averted! Loyal cat saves 1-year-old toddler from falling down the stairs.
RT (h/t Richard S) A Colombian cat is stealing headlines across the country after video of the fearless feline saving a toddler from a nasty tumble down the stairs went viral.
Mother and proud cat-owner Diana Lorena Alvarez, 27, was astonished when she checked her home security camera to find out how her one-year-old son Samuel Leon had escaped his crib and was crawling toward the staircase on October 31.
Enter the grey Siamese cat, Gatubela, who pounces on the toddler’s back and pins him to the ground momentarily, buying just enough time to avert disaster. Gatubela then leaps in front of the inquisitive toddler, blocking the doorway to the stairs, batting him back with outstretched paws. The child resists momentarily, but soon realizes he’s fighting a losing battle with this cantankerous cat.