The fur flew at a University of Miami football game on Saturday â€• and thankfully some fans caught it.Â
Viral videos of a cat dangling by its claws from the upper deck at Hard Rock Stadium revealed the happy ending â€• and a patriotic one at that.
Some quick-thinking spectators stretched out an American flag to cushion the kittyâ€™s fall after it plummeted from above.
â€œIt hung there for a little while with its two front paws, then one paw, then I was like, â€™Oh my goodness, itâ€™s coming soon,â€ Craig Cromer, who brings a flag to each home game, told the New York Post.
â€œStrangest thing thatâ€™s ever happened at a game,â€ his wife, Kimberly Cromer, told The Associated Press.
The wire service reported that the cat was â€œnot showing signs of any injury.â€
The cat landed safely,Â according to the stadium Twitter account. â€œWe wish the cat the best in his remaining eight lives,â€ the stadium tweeted.Â
Miami defeated Appalachian State 25-23, but the best catch happened off the field, AP noted.