Little Ethan, just five years old, was playing outside with his brother when a group of bullies approached. Ethan was suddenly shoved to the ground by one of the larger boys.
Fortunately, Ethan’s mom Sarah was not far away, and she moved forward to defend her little boy.
But someone else was quicker. The family cat, Smudge, pounced on the chest of the bully!
‘I heard them shout Ethan’s name twice, but he ignored them,’ explains Sarah. ‘But then they shouted at him again and then one of the boys got in Ethan’s face and said, ‘Oi! Why are you ignoring me?’ and pushed him over.’
It was then that Smudge dashed out from beneath the car and pounced on one of the older boys. The bullies were so shocked that they ran away in tears.