If you’re a parent, you already know how protective you can be of your children. No matter what the situation is, you’ll do anything to help your child get out of a jam. Parents have risked life and limb to save their babies, and the same goes for mothers and fathers in the animal kingdom. It’s an amazing thing to see when that parental instinct comes shining through in a dire situation.
Take the below video, for example. The mother’s instinct to protect her young is on full display in what is one of the most heartwarming videos we’ve seen in a while.
In the video, you can see a a black-and-white mother cat standing atop a very steep embankment that’s covered in what appears to be sharp, hard rocks. If you slide your eye down just a bit, you’ll see her beautiful white kitten standing on the embankment below her.
Unfortunately, the tiny kitten is stranded and unable to make the leap it needs to get up to safety with its mother. Try as it might to scratch, claw, and jump to safety, the kitten just can’t make it up.
The mother cat is clearly worried about her baby the entire time. She’s pacing back and forth and trying to reach her paws over the edge to her kitten without falling down the embankment herself. It’s a heart-wrenching thing to watch in action.
Near the end of the video, the white kitty takes one more faithful leap to get up onto flat ground, but it all goes wrong as it loses its footing and goes tumbling down the embankment, rolling over the hard, sharp rocks before resting at the bottom.
This is when Mommy’s parental instinct really kicks in. No more reaching over the edge for her kitten; this time she just jumps right in. Mommy cat leaps onto the rocky embankment and runs down to her baby. She checks it out quickly before grabbing the kitty by the scruff of its neck, and carrying it in her teeth up the embankment.
Still holding the kitty in her teeth, the mother cat rears back and takes one big leap, which is just enough for her to reach the flat land above the embankment. She drops the kitty and both Mommy and her baby are both safe.
Phew! I literally breathed a sigh of relief when I saw the mother cat make it up to flat land with her kitty. What an amazing, touching video that shows just how deeply parents care for their babies.
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