A Siamese cat miraculously saves a child from imminent danger, which was all caught on tape

In a viral Facebook post by DLore Alvarez, a Siamese cat named Gatubela used its quick wit and action to save a child from danger while unsupervised.

In the video clip recorded by security cameras on October 31, 2019, in Bogota, Columbia, an infant child is seen playing in a room. The young child sits in a room with a playpen, alone with a cat. The curious child crawls on the floor toward the bottom of the screen.  

Simultaneously the fast-reflexed cat springs into action. The feline runs after the child, using its body weight and paws to wrangle the child away from danger.

The cat aggressively uses its body weight to push the child away from the bottom of the screen. This is the same location where the staircase is located out of view. 

Using its paws to clamor at the child’s upper body, the cat successfully moves the child out of harm’s way. The child retreats and sits down briefly before getting on all fours again to crawl some more. 

Fearful the child will get into trouble, the cat hops on the child playfully. The strategy to deter the child works, and the child redirects its attention away from danger.


This brave and smart cat Gatubela has been hailed a hero. 

Thanks to her instinctive quick action and big heart, this hero cat saved a human life and spared a family grief.

The comments section of the post revealed mixed reactions from viewers. Viewers expressed concern over the unsupervised child being at risk alone.

Many applauded the efforts of the attentive feline. Clearly, this Facebook post sparked heartfelt reactions from all viewers. 

Collectively, Gatubela is, without a doubt, a cat hero and shows she cares about human life beyond her nine lives.

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Gatubela has nine lives and saves human lives too. Pic Credit: DLore Álvarez via Fundación Gatos Bogotanos en Adopción/Facebook

History of cats saving lives.

This incident is not the first time a cat has been called a hero. Pets are brilliant and have saved human lives in various instances.  

From protection from household dangers to fending off other animal enemies, cats are instinctive protectors.

You can view more examples of human lives changed courtesy of life-saving cats here.

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Gatubela, the hero cat, keeps a watchful eye on the unsupervised child. Pic Credit: DLore Álvarez via Fundación Gatos Bogotanos en Adopción/Facebook

Lesson learned

More importantly, pets are family. Family protects family, and this story is the perfect example.

What did you think of this incredible story? Has your pet played the part of a hero in your life?

Leave a comment and share your thoughts.

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