If you like hiking, you’ve probably experienced a feeling that you’ve got lost, at least for a moment or some time. It can be a really unpleasant feeling, unlike the relief when you figure out your way again. This guy has totally lost his way while hiking in Gimmelwald, Switzerland, and totally unexpectedly and fortunately a help arrived in a form of, you won’t believe this, a cat! The mountain guide cat showed him his way back to the mountain village. He recorded this unusual experience and shared the story on his reddit profile.
“Gimmelwald is a tiny, tiny stunningly beautiful village. I actually got ‘lost’ in the surrounding mountains. It was the end of ski season when I got to Lauterbrunnen, so the lifts weren’t working and some of the trails were closed,” reddit user sc4s2cg said.
“I was checking my map to see how I can get back to the hostel, and the only official way down was through a trail that was closed. And that’s how I met that handsome cat. As soon as I got up she started guiding me along some path. She seemed super friendly considering I was a total stranger, must be used to the tourist crowd that comes annually in that region.”
“This was the only cat I saw… She wasn’t really randomly wandering the mountains, rather I think she lives in the town I was in (Gimmelwald).She was walking and kept looking at me to follow, led me straight to the path that would take me back down to the valley.”
“We actually separated right at the end of that video. I had to get down, and she had a territory to protect!”
“I was basically calling her adorable, asking rhetorical questions like ‘are you coming?’, wondering where she was taking me. It’s one of my best memories of my trip for sure!”
The mountain guide cat is belonging to a hostel in the village and obviously, adores the tourists.