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Stray Kitten Falls Asleep In Cyclist’s Backpack When He Realizes He’s Safe

A few months ago, Matea was biking home from work when she saw a little ball of fluff on the side of the road. As she peddled closer, she realized that the fluff was actually a tiny stray kitten wandering all alone near a busy intersection.

“People were just walking by and not even stopping, which made me realize he probably wouldn’t get the help he needed,” Matea told The Dodo. “I’ve always had a soft spot for animals in need, and seeing him so tiny, walking around and no one caring, I knew I had to do something.”

Biker finds kitten on the road
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Matea pulled over, and carefully approached the kitten. But when she scooped him up, he relaxed in her hands, as if he was grateful someone had noticed him. “He made no move to run away,” Matea said. “Maybe he realized I was there to help.”

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Matea placed the kitten in her backpack, where he quickly made himself comfortable. “At first, he was a bit fussy when I put him in a backpack,” Matea said. “Soon enough, he got cozy on the dress I had in there and he fell asleep on it … I think he realized he had a soft and secure place to sleep.”

Biker puts stray kitten in her backpack
Instagram/sara_the_ginger_cat
Instagram/sara_the_ginger_cat

It didn’t take long for Gizmo to start feeling better and for his adorable personality to shine through.

“He is such an Energizer bunny — hopping around, nipping at your ankles, playing with the many toys he’s got,” Matea said. “Occasionally, he will jump on my back, as if he remembers that backpack ride on the day I found him!”

Instagram/sara_the_ginger_cat
Instagram/sara_the_ginger_cat

Now, Matea can’t picture her life without Gizmo and is always grateful that she took the time to stop on that fateful day.

“I just want my story to maybe entice someone else to keep an eye out for the most vulnerable animals,” Matea said, “and help in any way they can.”

To learn more about Gizmo’s adventures, you can follow him on Instagram.

 

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