It took a lot of drilling by two determined workmen to rescue a litter of tiny kittens trapped under a concrete floor, but their efforts were rewarded by cheers and applause. A video captures the heartwarming moment the tiny, crying kittens are pulled out of the hole and handed to two young women standing by with a towel as passersby cheer the successful rescue.
The drama was captured in a World News video posted on YouTube. In it, two men who appear to be utility workers use a drill and shovel to make a hole in a thick concrete floor in the Cultural Centre in Araras, Brazil. Passersby reportedly heard the kittens crying and raised the alarm. The kittens got stuck after falling down a gutter pipe and into a sewage drain.
The kittens can be seen huddled in a heap at the bottom of the hole and heard crying plaintively. First one is pulled out, then another, as the crowd cheers and applauds.
One of the anonymous workmen hands the kittens over to a happy young woman waiting with a towel.
The last frame of the video shows the four kittens, alive and unharmed, just before they are taken to a vet for follow up care.