Recently released body-camera footage shows an officer with the North Kansas City (MO) Police Department coming to the rescue of a tiny kitten trapped on the Jersey barrier between the northbound and southbound lanes of an area highway shortly before Christmas.
According to KMBC-TV, Officer Jason Smith was on patrol when he saw the kitten in the median and called dispatch, announcing his intention to bring the animal to safety.
After the officer grabbed the cat with gloved hands, the animal protested with a series of tiny "meows."
Once inside the squad, however, the fuzzy little creature became far friendlier. It soon began to explore the front seat of the patrol vehicle, at one point accidentally activating the car's lights and sirens.
Officer Smith had the cat examined at a nearby veterinary clinic and has since adopted the animal.