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Cat Rides 8 Miles In Car Bumper, Acts Like 'Nothing Happened'

For most of us, riding for miles trapped in the front of a moving car would be a terrifying ordeal. But to a fearless cat named Gnocchi, it's just another day.

On Friday, San Diego Animal Services shared the amazing story of the 5-year-old Siamese cat, who spent eight miles on the road after getting stuck in the front bumper of a parked car and walked away completely unharmed.

County of San Diego Department of Animal Services

County of San Diego Department of Animal Services

Officials say the woman driving the car was unaware of her unconventional hood ornament until a few good Samaritans waved her down. Luckily, the bystanders managed to find a crowbar and quickly freed the cat.

After arriving on the scene, animal control officials scanned the cat's microchip and reunited Gnocchi with his owner, who lived next door to the car owner.

And how's Gnocchi now? Just chill.

County of San Diego Department of Animal Services

County of San Diego Department of Animal Services

"Amazingly, the cat is fine!" wrote County of San Diego Department of Animal Services on Facebook. "Seeing him at his house today, he acts like nothing ever happened."

The bizarre incident serves as a good reminder that it's a good idea to bang on the hoods of cars parked outside - especially in neighborhoods with cats as cool as Gnocchi.