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See the Moment a Cat Jumps From a 5-Story Window, Safely Escaping a Fire

The news cycle tends to be a little heavy these days. Whether you're reading about politics, world news, or natural disasters, it's enough to put a damper on anyone's day. But one brave black cat jumped into the spotlight to bring a little hope into our lives. Black cats have been considered unlucky and all-around undesirable for a long time. However, while many superstitions surround these cats, this furry feline proves that color doesn't matter when it comes to lucky breaks. The cat got caught in a fire, jumped from the burning building, and somehow stuck the landing. Maybe they really do have nine lives!

In a video posted by the Chicago Fire Department last year, you can see the firefighters are standing outside an apartment building that was on fire. After a few seconds, a black cat jumps from the burning building. It lands with a springy bounce, seemingly unfazed by the flying free fall.

The building was on 65th St. and Lowe Ave in the Englewood area of Chicago. The fifth-floor window was the only way the black cat could escape the apartment fire that happened on May 13, 2021. Thankfully, a broken window gave the cat a way out. While jumping from a fifth-story window isn't the safest option, it was the only one this kitty had—and it worked!

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the cat was not injured in his fall. "It went under my car and hid until she felt better after a couple of minutes and came out and tried to scale the wall to get back in," he explained. The department just happened to be videotaping as crews were putting out the flames and caught the precise moment the cat jumped. Social media users and animal lovers flocked to the video, which now has over one million views. It has been shared on numerous media outlets, from CNN to NBC capturing cat lovers' hearts from Los Angeles to Florida.

There is no mistaking that this is one lucky cat!

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