The extraordinary story of Masha, a homeless cat that lived in a cardboard box, has gone viral on the internet. The fluffy long-haired cat found the infant lying on the floor of an entrance-way to an apartment block, reports AFP.
The incident took place in the town of Obninsk in the Kaluga region of Russia where the current weather conditions are icy cold. Masha won over the world wide web with what she did after finding the tiny tot. She "warmed the baby for several hours with her body," TV Zvezda channel reported on Thursday.
Nadezhda Makhovikova, who lives in a flat on the stairway, heard the infant crying and came out to find baby and cat cuddled up. The baby was then rushed to a local hospital. Masha was extremely upset about having to part with the baby.
According to a video posted on YouTube by RuptlyTV, nearby residents are now willing to help with food, toys and other things that the baby might need.