PITTSBURG (KPIX 5)– It’s the classic story of a young cat “kitten around” – a mischievous stray causes chaos, only to be adopted into a loving home. This time it happened on a Bay Area freeway.

At around noon on Wednesday, an officer with the Contra Costa CHP offered a helping hand when he spotted a woman, named Marissa, scrambling to save a kitten hidden under her vehicle. Marissa had pulled over on the Bailey Road on-ramp to eastbound Highway 4 in Pittsburg an attempt to rescue the kitten.

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A tow truck driver had pulled up to block a lane to give Marissa some protection from traffic, and the CHP officer was able to relieve the tow truck driver, parking the patrol vehicle next to her.

Showing off its cat-like reflexes, the young cat quickly moved from under Marissa’s vehicle to under the CHP officer’s cruiser.

Eventually, Marissa was able to retrieve the kitten. While the CHP post indicated she ended up adopting it, she clarified that the kitten was taken to East Bay Animal Rescue & Refuge in Clayton where it was named “Miracle” and put up for adoption.

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The Contra Costa CHP was so impressed with Marissa’s dedication to helping the stray, they dubbed her “Hero for the Day” on their social media accounts.