One Saturday an animal-loving family was out for a boat ride in Beaufort County, South Carolina when they spotted something that looked like an octopus at the bottom of the McTeer Bridge.
As they approached the post, they realized that it was actually a tiny, soaking wet kitten. When the little baby noticed their boat drawing nearer, he meowed pitifully to be saved.
Robert Gecy and his family steered the boat closer to the bridge, where the little kitten was clinging for dear life. He had taken refuge among the oysters, hanging on tightly with his tired paws as the tide rose around him.
"He was clinging to the oysters and I actually thought it was an octopus or bug crab from a distance. I told my son to go see and as we got closer, we saw it was a tiny kitten," Robert said to Love Meow.
The terrified kitten cried out for help once he realized that this family was coming to his rescue.
"We think someone dropped off a littler on the bridge and he fell through one of the storm drains," said Robert. "There was another kitten found on the bridge the same morning."
They reached out and plucked the little one off of the wall and raced him back to shore.
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