Check out the pawsome moment that an ingenious cat came to the rescue of his owner after she found herself locked out of her home without her keys one year ago.
Boko the cat and Gabriella Tropea have been virtually inseparable since she rescued him as a stray on her college campus—and after Tropea was locked out of her house in Austin, Texas, he finally got to repay the favor by rescuing her in return.
Back in February 2019, Tropea briefly stepped outside of her home in Austin, Texas so she could walk her little sister Isabelle to school.
Upon returning to her house, however, Tropea was dismayed to find that her sister had accidentally locked the door behind them—and Tropea had left her keys inside.
“I got to the front door and Boko could hear me trying to get in,” Tropea told The Dodo. “He started crying and scratching at the door.”
Tropea ended up circling around to the rear patio where the back sliding door was kept closed by a wooden stick jammed into the door frame—and that’s when the dynamic duo got an idea.
“He started rubbing his face on the stick and I was encouraging him to mess with it. I was coaching him to lift it up,” Tropea told the news outlet. “He understood what I was trying to tell him and he started lifting it up!”
My sister accidentally locked me out of the house so I went to check if the back door was unlocked and this happened pic.twitter.com/2zkjeyFJk5— Gabby Tropea (@gabbytropea) February 18, 2019
After some brief coaxing, Boko finally managed to pull the stick free so Tropea could get back inside her house.
Since she shared the video to social media, it has been viewed more than 7 million times, although Tropea says she was “not surprised this blew up because Boko is a hero and he deserves this.”
Although Boko did not comment on his sudden rise to internet stardom, Tropea did reassure Twitter users that the cat was appropriately showered with kitty treats and snacks.
How could I have not already look at him!!! pic.twitter.com/nYwlmOaFoQ— Gabby Tropea (@gabbytropea) February 18, 2019
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