When local country star Cory Marquardt left the GoodLife Fitness gym Friday night, he spotted a cat walking around.

“It seemed lost, cold and hungry, I couldn’t leave him out in the cold with temperatures reaching -14. I decided to follow him behind a building were I got out and called him over with my kitty senses. He came running over meowing as I pet his cold body.”

Cory posted pictures of the cat on Facebook and eventually the cat’s owners saw the picture and claimed him. Apparently the family’s little girl accidentally let the cat out.

Cord said, “I’m so happy to return him to this beautiful family and back home in time for Christmas!! When a four-year-old little girl is smiling ear to ear, jumps up to give you a hug and says ‘Thank you for saving my kitty,’ it’s quite an awesome feeling!”

To read more about the cat rescued from the cold, click here.