A communal cat that survives on the attentions of local residents in Obninsk, Russia returned the favor by saving one of their own.

Underneath this rundown car is our hero cat's version of the Fortress of Solitude. (via)

Masha the long-haired red tabby was found by Irna Lavora meowing in a box. When Irna looked closer, she found that Masha was not alone. She was laying next to a small, well-clothed baby.

"She is very placid and friendly, so when I heard her meowing, I thought that perhaps she had injured herself," Lavora told CEN. "Normally, she would have come and said hello to me. You can imagine my shock when I saw her lying in a box next to a baby. Clearly her mothering instincts had taken over and she wanted to protect the child."

Sources: NY Post