We've seen dogs save humans, but it's not very common to see cats do the same for their fellow owners
According to Álvarez, the baby could have tumbled down the stone staircase, causing serious injuries – had it not been for a certain furry hero
While watching the child head towards the staircase, a quick-thinking family cat immediately leapt off a nearby sofa and used its paws to block the baby from crawling further
The cat's owners have since hailed their pet for being a hero, after watching the footage to find out how their child escaped
Álvarez posted images and a video of the incident on a pet adoption Facebook page, which has since received over 24,000 shares.
"I present to you the hero of the week," she wrote.
It is unclear if the cat just wanted to play with the baby or genuinely rescue it, but we're sure the family is extremely grateful for its beloved furry member.