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These kind souls threw a lifebuoy into the Liffey to rescue a poor stranded cat

Dozens of onlookers cheered as the cat was winched to safety.

STRAY CATS OF Dublin city: You’re giving us awful grief with your antics lately.

lifebuoy Source: YouTube

On Thursday, pedestrians on Wellington Quay noticed a cat had gotten itself stranded in the River Liffey.

Quick-thinking passers-by fetched a lifebuoy and threw it in, hoping the cat would cling on – and to the great relief of everyone at the scene, it did.

catwinch Source: YouTube

The feline was winched up as dozens of onlookers watched (and cheered, and shouted various bits of cat rescuing advice):

Source: Tyler News/YouTube

The video of the daring rescue has been going viral since it was picked up by the BBC, and it has been watched almost two million times on Facebook.

This is the second cat to rescued from the Liffey over the past few months – in March, the Dublin Fire Brigade brought this sodden moggy back to dry land:

Those nine lives are coming in handy, then.

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