Nothing is more inconvenient than misplacing your keys. We’ve all dropped our keys somewhere out of reach and had to desperately try to find them before we were locked out of our homes and cars.
But, as one woman struggled to get her keys out of a narrow hole, she received some impressive assistance from an unexpected friend.
Luh Meira of Brazil was outside with her young son when something unfortunate occurred: the child was playing with his mother’s keys and dropped them into a hole.
“I was sitting next to him, sunbathing. “He was playing, so he took the key and put it in there,” she explained to local news outlet Amo Meu Pet in Portuguese.
Unfortunately, the hole was too small to reach into with one’s hand, so the keys were just out of reach.
Luh tries unsuccessfully to extract the keys with a stick. There appears to be no way to get the keys out — until an unlikely neighbor decides to assist.
Pantera, a black cat owned by one of Luh’s neighbors. Pantera decided to join in when he saw his neighbors trying to get something out of the hole.
“He was already playing in the grass when he came over and started putting his paw in,” Luh explained.
Pantera’s slender paws allow him to reach down into the hole and, to Luh’s surprise, actually grab the keys!
Pantera finally gets the keys out of the hole after several attempts, with Luh cheering him on and encouraging him. “He got the key very quickly,” Luh said to Amo Meu Pet. “I believe he got that key in 20 seconds.”
The unbelievable moment was caught on camera by Luh, and it went viral on TikTok, currently with over 8 million views.
“And they say black cats are bad luck,” Luh joked in the caption.
@luhmeira7 E dizem que gato preto da azar 🙄#viral #videosengracados #gatostiktok #amogatospretos ♬ som original – Luh Meira
“If I didn’t film it, no one would believe it,” Luh told The Dodo. “I was surprised, because I thought he put his paw in the hole just to play, but his intention was to really get the keys. I was super happy.”
She said she gave Pantera a toy and some treats. Far from being “bad luck,” this black cat quickly became one of her favorite animals.
“He won my love,” she. “I was already in love with cats, but now there’s no question.”
What a smart cat! We all need an animal like Pantera around the house to help us out 😂