Masha may be homeless, but she’s fed and taken care of by residents of an apartment building in the city of Obninsk, located southwest of the Russian capital of Moscow.
One day, one of the residents of the apartment building heard mewing from the basement and worried Masha might be hurt. And so, she rushed to the cat’s side…
But what she saw there was incredible. Next to the garbage chute was a 12-week-old boy lying in a cardboard box. Snuggled up against him was Masha. The child is estimated to have laid there for several hours, but since Masha cuddled him, he managed to stay warm. If Masha hadn’t discovered him, he very well could have died down there.
The child was taken to the hospital and was reported to be in good condition. Masha didn’t want to leave his newfound friend and tried to get in the ambulance. Witnesses say the cat waited on the street for hours to see if the ambulance would return.
“She is very placid and friendly, so when I heard her meowing, I thought that perhaps she had injured herself. Clearly her mothering instincts had taken over and she wanted to protect the child,” local resident Irna Lavora told Mashable.
Now Masha is highly regarded and gets more food and attention than ever. What an incredible story!
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