A woman in her 60s had just picked up her cat from the groomer when her car went off the road and landed in a river. Thinking quickly, this woman managed to grab her cat inside its car carrier and crawl out the window before the car sank.

Both the woman and the cat survived the car crash and are expected to be okay. The lesson is clear. If you’re ever in an accident, save the cat first. If you save your cat, you’ll likely wind up saving yourself at the same time.

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