Florida man steals hearts after rescuing cat during Hurricane Ian (video)

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A Florida man is being celebrated after he went viral in a video showing him rescuing a stranded cat from the wrath of Hurricane Ian.

Mike Ross, 29, is seen making his way to the frightened cat sitting atop an air-conditioning unit at the side of a house in Bonita Springs as the water comes gushing.

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Mike Ross saves cat during Hurricane

“My boyfriend saving a cat from flood waters near Bonita Beach,” Megan Cruz Scavo said in a tweet accompanying the heart-rending footage.

“Look at Michael saving the kitty. Awww,” Ross’ mom, Marybeth, is heard saying as she filmed the rescue.

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Ross told the Washington Post that he noticed the “terrified” orange and white cat about 2 p.m. Wednesday after he sought shelter in his parents’ home while his house became submerged at the height of the storm.

“The storm surge had rushed up quite a bit at that point,” he told the newspaper.

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As of Thursday morning, the video of selfless cat saver has racked up more than 2.8 million views – as well as a flood of messages from love-struck women.

“Absolute hero. Marry that man. Hope you all stay safe,” Twitter user Kelly Maddox gushed.

“I’m sorry, Megan, but he is everyone’s boyfriend now. I don’t make the rules,” added Lulu Mac.

Check out Megan Cruz Scavo Twitter video below

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