On the Ravenel Bridge in South Carolina, concerned citizens came together to save a kitten in an extremely dangerous position.
On Thursday at 5:30 pm, a woman was on her way to dinner, driving across the 2.5-mile-long Ravenel Bridge connecting Mount Pleasant and Charleston.
Suddenly, she noticed something moving on the bridge and threw on her brakes. It all happened during rush hour traffic.
“Out of the corner of my eye, I saw this kind of orangy something. Then I see this guy king of running to try to catch it. I looked again and I could tell it was a kitten,” witness Tish Longo told WCBC News 2.
Nobody knows how the little orange tabby kitten got onto the bridge. But then, the kitten scrambled for cover, jumping into the left rear wheel well of Longo’s car.
As traffic came to a standstill, nobody began blowing their horns. Instead, several Good Samaritans came together to save the kitten.
Good Samaritans Rescue the Kitten
For several minutes, Longo watched as several people came forward while traffic was at a standstill. In its fear, the kitten retreated further into the car’s tire well. As she watched, she worried about what would happen next.
“I was worried because of the heat, and my car being hot and if the kitten was going to be able to get out,” says Tisha Longo, who helped rescue the kitten.
After five minutes, she started filming as they tried to get the kitten to safety.
“He must of been under my car for maybe 5 minutes trying to get the kitten out and then that’s when I started videotaping,” says Longo.
Finally, one of the men managed to free the kitten, giving it to a woman. Then, the other man took it to safety. After the experience, Long reflected on how amazing these rescuers had been. They saw what needed to be done and selflessly jumped into action. Working together, the three people saved the kitten.
Now, the kitten is reportedly doing fine, thanks to these wonderful people.
See what happened in the video from NBC affiliate, WCBC News 2:
Watching these kind souls jump into action may restore one’s faith in humanity.
“When you see something that needs to be done, you do it. I can tell you that the people around here are good souls,” she says.
See extended footage of what happened from WCBD News 2: