This is one fishing trip that had a happy ending for both the fishermen and the catch.
Friends Jason Frost and Brandon Key were fishing on the Warrior River in Alabama this past weekend when they heard some splashing.
“I thought it was a fish jumping out of the water," Frost told BuzzFeed News. "I turned around and saw something swimming in the water -- and then we heard it meow.”
That meow came from an orange tabby kitten that was swimming toward the pair's boat, a Facebook video reveals. The friends were shocked by the sight, but the surprises didn't end there. They saw another kitten swimming toward them as well, and after saving the first feline, the second furball was plucked out of the water, too.
Frost and Key documented the incredible rescue on camera and shared it on social media, where it went viral with more than 1.5 million views and over 33,000 shares on Facebook as of Tuesday afternoon. It's completely understandable that the video's so popular. It's not every day you find yourself "catfishing," as the pair call it and save some adorable kittens' lives.
The friends were fishing in an area that wasn't near any houses so they believe that somebody must have left them there, Frost told AL.com. Luckily, the pair brought them to safety and played with their new furry friends, according to BuzzFeed News.
A family ended up adopting the pair soon after the rescue.
Frost said that this fishing trip they won't be forgotten.
"Everybody always has a crazy fishing story, and that's all it is, is a story," he said. "If I wouldn't have had this on video, everybody would have thought I was crazy."
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