01/05/2017 3:36 PM AEST | Updated 01/05/2017 3:41 PM AEST

Local Hero Risks Life To Save Drowning Kitty

Do they do kitty paddle?

An unknown hero has been praised after he jumped to a cat's rescue after it fell into the River Thames while playing with another cat.

The footage was captured at London's Royal Docks and has become a viral after being uploaded by ITV News.

Since its upload, it has been retweeted over 8 000 times and has nearly 15 000 likes.

The traction has garnered some much needed praise.

Users are loving the nonchalance of the rescuer.

Felix the cat is an office pet of the Royal Docks Management Authority. They released a statement assuring the public that the animal has not been injured.

Let's hope Felix the cat gets to thank his saviour one day.