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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 22 April 2018

Watch: Emirati men rescue stray cat on a busy Sharjah road

The video uploaded on Instagram show the two unnamed Emiratis trying to pick up and rescue the scared cat from the middle of a road 

A screenshot from the Instagram post of Abu Dhabi Network that shows two men assisting a stray cat.
A screenshot from the Instagram post of Abu Dhabi Network that shows two men assisting a stray cat.

A video posted on Instagram by Abu Dhabi Network has been trending as it shows two Emirati men helping rescue a stray cat in a busy road in Sharjah, calling it “a beautiful act of humanity”.

The two unnamed men are seen standing closely to a central reservation in the middle of both lanes and attempting to pick up the scared and stressed cat with their baseball caps, while also waving their arms to caution drivers. The video has already been watched more than 200,000 times.

It’s unclear what happened to the cat afterward but it’s safe to assume that they are in a better place than being stuck where they were.

The UAE has had no shortage of cat rescue stories. For International Cat Day on August 8, residents shared their own personal tales of how they came to rescue their beloved feline.

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