An elderly woman from the U.K has been rescued after falling into a ravine all thanks to her "hero" cat.
According to a Facebook post from Bodmin Police in Cornwall, U.K, officers were searching for the eighty-three-year-old woman after she went missing from her home on Saturday.
This was when the elderly woman's cat, named Piran, came to the rescue by alerting her neighbor with constant meowing near to where the woman had fallen.
Her neighbor, Tamar Longmuir, told Sky News that she eventually located her elderly neighbor after she heard the cat's cries, ultimately saving her life.
"The cat is very attached to her, and he was going back and forth in the gateway and meowing, so I decided to go and search the maize field," Longmuir said.
It was reported by authorities that the elderly woman had fallen seventy feet down a steep embankment and that the terrain was "incredibly difficult [to] access and uneven."
Longmuir explained that due to her being unable to access the embankment, she had to shout down to the woman to check she was conscious.
"Just as I was going to go off the path and start going through the crop, I heard a very faint response to my calling. I then quickly realized my neighbor was down the 70-foot ravine," she told Sky News. "She had gone through the barbed wire and was laying in the stream — we think she had been in there for hours."
Emergency services were then called in for assistance, and the elderly woman was "hoisted back up to the field on a stretcher via line rescue." She was then taken to hospital, where police say she remains stable and "in good spirits."
After the amazing story made headlines online, people have been sharing their humorous takes on the situation...
One Facebook user wrote: "I bet the cat did the bit about walking in between the old lady's legs as if to say 'Pet me.' The old lady trips and falls down the ravine. The cat then licks itself, explores some of the nearby vegetation, chases a butterfly, takes a nap, and finally saunters off to eat. THEN when it finds its dinner dish empty, goes back to the edge of the ravine, sits, and meows for a couple of hours. Gives up and goes to the neighbor's house to get fed. The neighbor goes looking for the old lady, finds her in the ravine, and the cat becomes a 'hero.' P.S. Old lady's cat is the sole beneficiary of her will..."
While another wrote: "I read this to my cat... she needs to learn these things. She has a very loud yowl."
Everyone is thankful to Piran for saving his owner's life.
"Without the cat waiting at the gate to that field, it could have been hours later that I or anyone else would have checked in there," Longmuir concluded.
Who says dogs are better than cats?!