A college football game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, had an unlikely MVP after fans saved a stray cat that was dangling from an upper story level.
In a number of videos shared to social media, thousands of spectators can be seen watching the black and white cat with bated breath, as it desperately tried to cling to the banner covering the railing.
In the videos, the cat is seen clawing the fabric before it slips, holding on for dear life with one paw for a split second before it slips and rapidly falls towards the concrete ground.
Thankfully, people on the floor directly below anticipated the cat's fall, unrolling an American flag to act as a safety net, successfully softening the cat's fall.
The cat landed safely, thanks to spectators
According to Tweets and TikTok comments online from people who attended the game between the Miami Hurricanes and Appalachian State, the cat was uninjured by the 20-metre fall.
Craig Cromer, a facilities manager at the University of Miami, and his wife Kimberley told the Miami Herald that people were trying to reach over the railing and rescue the animal, but were scaring it and forcing it closer to the edge.
"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," he told the paper.
“Strangest thing that’s ever happened at a game,” Mrs Cromer added.
The Hard Rock Stadium said in a tweet: "We are happy that due to the heads up nature of fans in sections 107, 110 & 208 the cat landed safely after a harrowing fall.
"We wish the cat the best in his remaining eight lives."
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