A hiker who got lost while trekking through the Alps has said he was rescued by a rather unusual good Samaritan, a cat.
The Hungarian man was hiking through the mountains near Gimmelwald, Switzerland when he became lost after he found his planned route blocked.
Thankfully while wandering the wilds he came across a friendly cat who led him down the mountain to safety.
The lost hike documented his experiences on the mountain or Reddit and even put up a video, admittedly from 2013, to prove that he had indeed been saved by a cat.
In the post the walker explained how he’d sprained his ankle while hiking and didn’t know how to get home when he discovered his route back had been closed.
[The cat] was just wandering around, [then] found me while I was resting from a hike. Then she was walking and kept looking at me to follow [and] led me straight to the path that would take me back down to the valley.
The walker went on to explain that Gimmelwald is a stunningly beautiful village and that he actually got ‘lost’ in the surrounding mountains when he didn’t realise that a trail had closed at the end of the ski season.
He later found out that the hero cat belonged to a local hostel, lets hope its owners rewarded it with fish and a round of a-paws.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.