Cat Appears Out Of Nowhere And Guides Hiker Home When He Loses His Way

| Published on February 27, 2024

We know that cats tend to wander and can expertly return home. But this tuxedo kitty has a way of helping others find their way back!

Hiker and reddit user sc4s2cg got lost in the tiny mountain town of Gimmelwald, Switzerland when an unofficial guide cat came along to save the day!

“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,” he wrote on reddit.

“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.”


Image Source: sc4s2cg via reddit
Image Source: sc4s2cg via reddit


The kitty seemed to know he was struggling to find the way back to the hostel, and made sure the hiker was close behind as he lead the way!

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Image Source: sc4s2cg via reddit


“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,” he wrote.

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Image Source: sc4s2cg via reddit


Incredibly, a couple other commenters posted that while hiking through Gimmelwald, they’d met the “guide kitty,” too! (With slightly different markings, perhaps this was a second guide cat?)

“We just met this cat a couple of days ago in Gimmelwald,” wrote reddit user Vasyak.

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Image Source: VasyaK via reddit


“The same cat went hiking with me and my friend 3 months ago! It was so hilarious that he would walk ahead of you, pause, and then strike a pose. I loved him!” wrote starspace1.

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Image Source: starspace1 via reddit


Is this feline a “guide cat”… or a furry guardian angel?

(h/t: Love Meow)