This Cat Guided A Lost Man Down A Mountain In Switzerland

When you get lost in the Swiss Alps, the legend is that a huge St. Bernard will come galloping through the snow with a keg of Schnapps on its collar, right?

Well, maybe. But not in this case.

A Reddit user who goes by the handle "sc4s2cg" was hiking down a mountain in Gimmelwald, Switzerland. He  explains that while hiking he got lost, and a cat safely guided him down the rest of the mountain.

"I happened on this little kitty as I was exploring some of the places near my hostel. He was just wandering around, found me while I was resting from a hike. Then he was walking and kept looking at me to follow, led me straight to the path that would take me back down to the valley. Along the way he just stopped, hopped on a small boulder, and started listening for something. I'm assuming his next meal. I was lucky enough to take this beautiful shot!"

Other Reddit users say they've met this cat, too. Maybe.

"We just met this cat a couple of days ago in Gimmelwald. I agree – most beautiful place I've ever been (and we live in the Rockies!) Switzerland was the highlight of our honeymoon, and Gimmelwald was the peak of the peak. It was seriously trippy to come across this randomly on the front page. We were sad to leave him/her. Super friendly and cool cat. We were trying to not be annoying tourists, which is really hard in Switzerland. So cool how cats unite people across the world. Here's the pic I'm sharing. It's unfortunately the only one that doesn't have my face in it. Now that I look at the markings though, it may not be the exact same cat. Maybe a sibling/family?" VasyaK said.

Another user who goes by the name Starspace1 said, "The same cat went hiking with me and my friend 3 months ago! It was so hilarious that he would walk ahead of you, pause, and then strike a pose. I loved him!"

sc4s2cg took a video of his journey with the notorious kitty. He notes to excuse if the translation sounds mean, it's all meant in a teasing and good-fun way! Watch their interaction below.

So, if you ever get the chance to visit Gimmelwald, Switzerland be sure to look for everyone's favorite tour guide. This adorable hero kitty!

[h/t: Hello Giggles]

Photos via Imgur/Reddit.