A Florida man became the darling of Hurricane Ian after he went viral in a video showing him rescuing a stranded cat surrounded by a rising flood.
Mike Ross, 29, is seen making his way to the frightened feline sitting atop an air-conditioning unit at the side of a house in Bonita Springs as the water comes gushing.
“My boyfriend saving a cat from flood waters near Bonita Beach,” Megan Cruz Scavo said in a tweet accompanying the heart-rending footage.
“Look at Michael saving the kitty. Awww,” Ross’ mom, Marybeth, is heard saying as she filmed the rescue.
Ross told reporters that he noticed the “terrified” orange and white cat about 2 p.m. Wednesday after he sought shelter in his parents’ home while his house became submerged at the height of the storm.
As of Thursday morning, the video of selfless cat saver has racked up more than 2.8 million views – as well as a flood of messages from love-struck women.
“Absolute hero. Marry that man. Hope you all stay safe,” Twitter user Kelly Maddox gushed.
One thought on “Man Rescues Helpless, Stranded Cat During Hurricane Ian – WATCH VIDEO”
I feel for everyone in this terrible time.
But I really feel so bad for the cats and dogs stuck or lost in this storm.
Same for the farm animals. AND wildlife.
LOVE this guy for having compassion, and not walking away
If Kitty needs a home … message me.