In Obninsk, Russia recently, an infant boy was abandoned outside in 30-degree weather. But thanks to a cat named Masha who cuddled up to him in the box in which he was left, the baby survived several hours in the cold.
The cat, a stray who is tended to by locals, is typically quiet. Yet on that day, when Masha encountered a woman she recognized by the name of Irina Lavrova, the shy feline sounded the alarm, meowing and making a scene. Lavrova said,
"I thought that perhaps she had injured herself. Normally she would have come and said hello to me. You can imagine my shock when I saw her lying in a box next to a baby."