A homeless cat nearly froze to death on a stranger’s porch, until that stranger turned out to be the cat’s guardian angel.
A video showing a frozen cat thawing out and getting back to health has gotten more than a million views on YouTube, posted by user familytime. In it, an orange tabby lying outdoors in freezing temperatures comes back from the brink of death and is restored to health, all thanks to one person who cared.
The video starts by showing Elsa lying frozen on the porch, halfway under a railing. The person shooting the video wrote in a title frame that she appeared lifeless, save for some small movement on her left paw.
“After giving Elsa a bath, I began feeling very hopeful,” the next title frame reads. The bath restores some of her movements and she begins to stir.
While being dried, she lets out one hopeful meow, then another.
“You’re getting there!” a voice says on the video. A clip of her drinking from a teacup follows.
“After about 6 hours, Elsa was really coming around,” the following frame says. We see her begin to explore the house, walking around rooms and seeing her new environment.
By the end, we hear good news onscreen.
“Elsa is doing very well and has been checked out but the vet and is healthy.”
Sometimes all it takes is a little love and attention.