Tom, a taxi driver, was taken by surprise when he stumbled upon a kitten trapped behind his car’s grille. He fondly recalls the day, saying,
“My partner was driving in front of me and as she went round a corner she looked back, and I saw her freak out. I thought my car was on fire. I pulled over and went to have a look at what it was.”
At first, Tom didn’t notice the little feline, hidden by her black coat. But his partner spotted her, stuck behind the grille, and Tom rushed to rescue the frightened kitten. He explains,
“I got my toolbox out and got my bumper off of my car. The cat was freaking out but I did what I had to do and picked her up out of the grille.”
He gently placed the exhausted kitten on the passenger seat, where she quickly drifted off to sleep, likely exhausted from her ordeal. While Tom was driving, the poor kitten was in his car all the time.
Much to everyone’s surprise, the vet discovered that Gizmo, as she was now known, had a microchip. She had been missing for about a week and lived approximately seven miles from Tom’s home.
Tom presumed she must have somehow gotten in there that fateful day. He couldn’t help but reflect on what might have happened had his partner not noticed the tiny kitten. It was a close call, but Gizmo was home where she belonged.
“Now every time I pass my car, I look behind the grille, just in case.”
It’s a heartwarming tale of chance, kindness, and the remarkable bond between humans and their furry companions.