- Fans at a Miami college football game were able to capture the moment a cat fell from the upper deck of Hard Rock Stadium during Saturday’s game between No. 22 Miami and Appalachian State.
- Quick-thinking fans were able to save the cat by using an American flag as a landing pad.
- The clip showed the cat dangling from an upper deck, clinging its claws to some type of fabric on the railing before it fell.
Fans at the University of Miami-Appalachian State University football game banded together to save a cat.
On Saturday night, a curious cat snuck into the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, and grabbed the attention of thousands of football fans.
During a game between the University of Miami Hurricanes and Appalachian State Mountaineers, a stray cat wandered onto the upper deck of the stands during the first quarter. The frightened cat slipped over the railing and dangled 50 feet in the air.
The cat clutched at some fabric in the railing, but the people below knew he couldn’t hold on for long. Fans gasped in horror as the cat began to lose its grip.
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“They were trying to grab it from above and they couldn’t reach it, but they were scaring it downward,” Craig Cromer, a facilities manager at the University of Miami, told NBC Miami. “It hung there for a little while with its two front paws, then one paw, then I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, it’s coming soon.’”
Cromer and his wife are season ticket holders and bring an American flag to each game. The quick-thinking duo unhooked the flag from the railing where it was draped and held it out just as the cat plummeted down.
They made the best catch of the game as the cat bounced into the flag. Nearby fans held the uninjured cat up for the entire stadium to see as the crowd cheered in response.
Stadium security workers picked up the cat and escorted him to safety. On Twitter, the stadium wrote that they had made a donation to the Humane Society of Greater Miami in the cat’s honor, and encouraged others to do the same.
Source: The Dodo