There's lots of stupid on the internet. Then, there are things that are truly quite wonderful.

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Recently, Japanese Twitter user Yuusuke Mieno was waiting for a traffic light, when, according to website Otakuma, a stray kitten was almost hit by car. Surprised, the cat tried to get out of the way and accidentally fell into a roadside canal. Calling for help might mean there wouldn't be enough time to save the kitten. So, using an umbrella, Mieno tried to save the animal in a rather ingenious way.

"The kitten rescue was a success," he tweeted. "Thank goodness." The animal was safely rescued and brought to dry land, where the critter quickly scampered off, seemingly unhurt.

These photos have been retweeted nearly 30,000 times, and with anything you see online, it's wise to use discretion. However! Otakuma reports that Mieno currently attends a vocational school in Fukuoka and aims to become a firefighter.

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"Even as a future firefighter, I couldn't overlook any life whatever that might be," he is quoted as saying. These photos appear to be proof of that.

子猫救助成功〜♩ [Yuusuke Mieno@YouTube]

小さな命でもほっとけない!消防士目指す青年の『子ネコ救出大作戦』[おたくま]

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