Cat credited with saving baby from falling down the stairs

A cat in Bogota, Colombia, is being credited with saving a little boy’s life after security footage uploaded to Facebook last Friday showed it leap in front of the one-year-old to keep him from falling down a staircase.

In the security footage, the boy, Samuel, can be seen crawling on the floor of a home toward the stairs. The cat, named Gatubela, quickly jumps on top of the boy then inserts itself between the baby and a steep fall of approximately 12 steps.

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Gatubela stands guard by the stairs until Samuel crawls back toward the middle of the room.

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The video was shared by DLore Álvarez‎ on the Fundación Gatos Bogotanos en Adopción's Facebook page. The organization advocates for cat rescue and adoption.