Amazing cat brings injured hiker to safety

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Whether you're a cat person or not, you would want this one by your side.

One Reddit user shared his experience of a feline friend guiding him while he was lost in the Swiss Alps. The man, who is originally from Hungary and currently lives in the United States, had sprained his ankle and was having trouble finding the right path back.

He explained the encounter in the comments. He found the cat while exploring the area near his hostel in Gimmelwald, Switzerland. "Then he [the cat] was walking and kept looking at me to follow," he said, "[and] led me straight to the path that would take me back down to the valley."

Gimmelwald, he explained, is a small village in Switzerland. Because he went at the end of ski season, some of the lifts and trails were not operating. The hiker was looking for an alternate route back to his hostel -- because the official one was closed -- when the cat came up to him.

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Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Cats surround people as they get off a boat at the harbour on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
A clowder of cats crowd the wharf on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Cats sit on a wall overlooking the sea on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
A group of cats sits on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Cats vie for food on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Cats surround village nurse and Ozu city official Atsuko Ogata as she sits on the steps of the local medial centre on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Village nurse and Ozu city official Atsuko Ogata feeds cats on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Cats crowd around village nurse and Ozu city official Atsuko Ogata as she carries a bag of cat food to the designated feeding place on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Cats crowd the harbour embankment on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
A tourist takes pictures of cats as they sit at the harbour on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
A cat sits on a wall of a derelict school on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
A cat leaps at the photographer to snatch his lunch snack on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
The print of a cat paw is embedded in concrete on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
A cat carries a fish on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Village nurse and Ozu city official Atsuko Ogata holds a cat on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Cats surround a local woman on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Cats crowd the harbour embankment on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
A cat jumps for food offered by a tourist (R) as other cats beg for food on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Cats crowd around village nurse and Ozu city official Atsuko Ogata as she carries a bag of cat food to the designated feeding place on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
Cats beg for food on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
A cat walks along a mole in the harbour of Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters)
A boatsman steps aboard a ferry departing for Aoshima Island in Iyonagahama in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)
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"She (?) noticed me I was eating a snack and resting my sprained ankle, and as soon as I got up she started guiding me along some path," he said.

He also posted video of his adorable guide:

Other visitors have commented that they, too, saw the cat -- and it actually belongs to owners of a local hostel. They are probably proud to know that they're pet has been so helpful to lost tourists.

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