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Kind Man Being Hailed a Hero for Rescuing Terrified Chinchilla From Traffic

If you look up 'hero' in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of this guy, Chris. Okay, maybe that's not totally true, but we think it absolutely should be! Not only did Chris and his girlfriend find--and catch--a lost chinchilla who was darting through traffic, but they brought him to safety, too. 

Needless to say, the animal was scared and frantic throughout the ordeal, but this couple kept their cool. They recorded and shared the impressive story on their TikTok account, @bakerbanter, and now Chris is getting all the credit he deserves. After all, chasing a chinchilla is difficult work! 

Bravo, Chris! The little critter is safe and sound thanks to his efforts, but who knows what could've happened if the lil' guy hadn't been spotted when he was. Thankfully, we don't even have to think about it!

It should come as no surprise that commenters are just as in awe of Chris as we are. Viewer @tbryant2010 said, "Chris, the hero we need but don’t deserve," and we couldn't agree more. As if running into a busy intersection to grab the animal wasn't enough, he crawled under someone's car, too!  

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@Michelletye2003 made an awesome point in her grateful comment, also. Though Chris was the one to nab the critter, it was really a group effort! "Thank you so much for saving the little chinchilla," she said. "Thank you to everyone in the traffic who stopped their vehicles!!!"

This whole debacle is even more impressive when one considers the size of this intersection. It's no small-town stop sign! Even Charlotte locals chimed in to praise this couple for being so bold. 

"I grew up in Charlotte and this is one of the worst intersections and it always stresses me out," wrote @alliegrillz. "He is a champ!" Champ, hero, rescuer...Chris is all of the above!

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