A hiker claims he was guided back to the right path after he sprained his ankle and got a lost in the Alps.
The Hungarian man said he became disorientated and found his intended route blocked while walking in the mountains near Gimmelwald, Switzerland.
Fortunately, he encountered a friendly local cat who guided him back to safety.
Gimmelwald is a small village in Bernese Oberland at the foot of the Junfrau-Aletsch Unesco World Heritage Site
The lone walker said he had sprained his ankle and was unsure how to get home after discovering the only route back had been closed.
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“[The cat] was just wandering around, [then] found me while I was resting from a hike,” he said.
“Then she was walking and kept looking at me to follow [and] led me straight to the path that would take me back down to the valley.
The walker explained: “Gimmelwald is a tiny, tiny stunningly beautiful village [and] I actually got ‘lost’ in the surrounding mountains.
“It was the end of ski season when I got to [the village of] Lauterbrunnen, so the lifts weren't working and some of the trails were closed.”
The Reddit post has attracted significant interest from local walkers. A number of users were quick to observe they, too, have seen the cat.
It later became apparent the cat belonged to a couple who own a nearby hostel.Reuse content