Alan, a man who lived alone with pre-existing health problems, decided to adopt a black cat that he named Bear. When the man went to take a nap, the cat jumped on him and licked his face to wake him up.

Upon waking, the man felt worse so he called 911. That’s when paramedics found that the man’s blood sugar levels were dangerously high. Doctors said if the cat hadn’t gotten Alan up, he probably would have died.

So that shows why you should treat your cat with the respect it deserves. One day your cat just may save your life.

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