Quentin Leroy may not have noticed her if he had dared to blink.Fortunately, he managed to catch a glance just in time.

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While out for a motorcycle ride near his home in Belgium late last month, Leroy spotted a little life huddled in the most perilous of places — a kitten moments away from disaster.

“I was shocked,” Leroy told The Dodo. “I screamed out, ‘No! There’s a little cat in the middle of the road!’”

Without hesitating, Leroy pulled over. He, along with another driver who stopped, then halted traffic to save the kitten’s life.

Leroy said, “The cat was afraid.

Sadly, the vehicle who stopped consented to take the cat to safety because Leroy was unable to carry her on his own. The kitten was then sent to a nearby rescue organization.

As she is now known, Silky, is now in a foster home as she waits to be adopted by a permanent family.

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Leroy’s quick thinking that day led to his being hailed as a hero. But he claims that he was only acting on instinct.

Leroy remarked, “I couldn’t leave her,” adding of the other driver, “I’m comforted to not have been the only one who had that reaction.”