Heart-pounding GoPro footage lets viewers tag along with a Fresno, Calif., firefighter as he bravely rescues a kitten from a burning, smoke-filled house and then provides the animal with oxygen and water in an effort to save its life.

While the footage of fireman Cory Kalanick’s rescue appear to be from June, the official GoProCamera YouTube account uploaded its own version on Wednesday. The uplifting music and dramatic slow-mo scenes only make the video better.

Check it out:

Kalanick’s original video, titled “The Rescue,” has more than 1.4 million views on YouTube.

As some of our readers have pointed out, sadly, the kitten did not survive. KGPE reports:

A sad update to the kitten rescue story CBS47 first aired on Tuesday; the S.P.C.A. says the kitten didn’t survive.  The gripping rescue was caught on tape as a Fresno firefighter, wearing a helmet camera, found the kitten on the floor of a burned apartment.  The S.P.C.A. it took the kitten after the fire, since the owners weren’t around.  It was taken to an emergency vet, but sadly it didn’t survive the night.

 

(H/T: Reddit)

This story has been updated.

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