As a dog owner I can't begin to count the number of times I've spoken poorly of felines.  Self-centered devils, I always thought.  They don't care about anything but themselves, I'd say.  Not the case with this cat.

Let's be honest with each other.  Chances are 90% or higher that the cat isn't heroic at all, but instead just stupid or oblivious.  Curiosity did kill the cat, after all.  This is a cat that doesn't know what it's up against, much like Garfield with an oversized pan of lasagna.

I'm convinced that, had the cat possessed opposable thumbs, it would have held up an infant as a human shield.  That being said, this is either the Chuck Norris of cats, or the Gary Busey of cats.  Whether brave or... Busey... this cat jumps to the top of the list of cool cats.  That list now consists of one cat, for what it's worth.