MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Fans attending Saturday’s Miami Hurricanes home opener against Appalachian State saw something pretty unique, and it had absolutely nothing to do with football.
During the first half of the Canes home opener, fans sitting in the west end zone began to notice something a little out of the ordinary.
Somehow, a cat not only got loose in the stadium, but it was hanging by a wire that was dangling off the upper deck.
As some fans took out their cell phones and began recording, others jumped into action.
People below where the cat was trying to hold on began to mobilize, and some who brought flags into the stadium started spreading them out in anticipation of catching the kitty if and when it fell.
Well, shortly after, the frightened feline lost its grip on the wire and began falling though the South Florida sky.
Well this may be the craziest thing I’ve seen at a college football game #HardRockCat pic.twitter.com/qfQgma23Xm— Hollywood (@DannyWQAM) September 11, 2021
Fortunately, those fans down below were ready, and the cat was caught safely in one of the flags.
It did not appear that the cat was harmed after the fall, and the fans who caught it quickly held it up to show everyone else that the kitty was OK.
The audible gasp that came from the crowd as the feline plummeted toward the 100 level was quickly replaced by cheers when it was shown to have survived the ordeal.
The cat, almost certainly scared out of its mind, gave a few of its rescuers some thank you scars for their trouble.
Hard Rock Stadium tweeted that a donation had been made to Humane Society Miami in the wake of the cat’s petrifying plunge.
We are happy that due to the heads up nature of fans in sections 107, 110 & 208 the cat landed safely after a harrowing fall. We wish the cat the best in his remaining eight lives.— Hard Rock Stadium (@HardRockStadium) September 12, 2021
We have made a donation to @humanemiami and encourage fans to do so. https://t.co/NAVvDYiO41