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Kitten's survival story after enduring Typhoon Matmo

(Seán McCormack / YouTube)

After Typhoon Matmo made landfall in Tapaei, Taiwan around 12:00 a.m. local time July 23rd, many Taiwanese were thankful their country was spared major damage. However, the typhoon did bring fierce winds, up to 96 MPH, and a four-hour long torrential downpour that brought more than 23 inches of rain, shaking up the island country quite a bit. Despite such chaos, a tiny kitten managed to survive the violent tempest.

Barely visible from a distance, the tiny black kitten timidly sits in the middle of the wet road during moving traffic. A good samaritan stopped to rescue the shell-shocked kitten, gently picking him up by the scruff of his neck, and taking him home. Reportedly, the good samaritan is a member of Taiwanese animal rescue service, The Sanctuary. A follow-up to the kitten's rescue was posted below.

Video uploader, Sean McCormack, claims the kitten was "almost lifeless" when he first found him. But after some kind affection, and a bath, he looks like he'll make a full recovery. Naming him Matmo after the typhoon that almost claimed him, McCormack is personally taking care of the kitten until he's ready to be adopted.

Would you brave traffic to save this little guy? Let us know in the comments below.

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