When a toddler misplaces a balloon, the family cat steps in to assist him in recovering it.

A beloved family pet can undoubtedly be a human’s best friend, and best friends assist each other out when things go wrong.

Even though many people think of dogs as the creatures that come to humans’ rescue the most, cats are also very intelligent and capable best pals. Take, for example, this viral video of a very intelligent feline coming to his tiny human’s rescue when his little arms couldn’t reach far enough.

The short video starts with a cute toddler sitting on his kitchen floor, gazing wistfully towards the ceiling where his bright red balloon has floated. He doesn’t seem to know what to do about his predicament, but thankfully there’s one creature in the room who’s on top of the situation.

The family cat is a lovely Siamese, a breed famed for its intelligence and agility. The feline appears to be rather interested in the balloon thread, so even if the child has no idea how to retrieve the balloon, the cat isn’t ready to give up so quickly!

With one tremendous leap, the cat attempts to snag the string, but when he misses he tries another tactic. Jumping up onto the counter, the cat reaches out a paw and snags the end of the string. Incredibly, the cat then takes the string into his mouth and jumps back down to the floor where it is gratefully received by the waiting child.

We had no idea that a cat could be this clever, but then again, he’s just being the greatest BFF he can be! Watch out for this pair of buddies because once they learn to work together and pool their talents, they’re going to be trouble with a capital T.

See this clever kitty in action as he retrieves the lost balloon for his little friend in the video below, and don’t forget to share!