While photographing an abandoned building, a man heard high-pitched cries. Despite the hours growing late, and the building being in shambles, the photographer made multiple attempts to get to the the sound, which originated from a tiny source.
Joshua Goldberg had been exploring the former Leonard Hospital in Troy, New York, earlier this year when he found a 4-week-old kitten trapped in a wall, the Daily Mail reports. He’d worked his way to the third floor when he heard strange cries, which he identified as mewing, then began a quest to get to the little source of the loud meows.
At first, he thought a cat was caught in the heating duct. He returned to his car to gear up and investigate, even though it was getting late and he was losing light.
“I brought tools up from my car and piled some chairs up so I could barely reach the duct, then used my phone to look inside,” reads a caption of a video Goldberg posted on YouTube last month.
In the video, he then describes his next steps to find the kitten. He visits a store to purchase a ladder, climbs back to the third floor and looks into a boxed off area of drywall where he finally uncovers the kittens.
“I carefully made a hole in the drywall,” Goldberg wrote. “He was too small to leave behind hoping his mother was still around, so I brought him home: Leonard the kitten.”
Images from the video show a happy, healthy Leonard in his new home.