Firefighter Tara Holcomb rescued this tiny kitten twice in one day: first by freeing him from the wall where he was trapped, and then by making him a permanent member of the family.
Holcomb, a firefighter in Mount Dora, Florida, responded to a call about an animal trapped inside a chimney on March 30. Unable to see inside the wall, and unsure what she would find, Holcomb reached in to try to get a hold of whoever was trapped there.
"My hand landed on a little ball of fur with a thin tail, and my first thought was that I had grabbed a rat!" Holcomb told The Dodo. "After reminding myself that I was already holding it, I pulled out this tiny, precious kitten." The little guy didn't even have his eyes open, and Holcomb could cradle his whole body in one hand.