Warning: The above video shows slightly graphic photos of the wounds sustained by the little boy.
Do not mess with a cat's human. If you don't know that by now, you will after watching this amazing video.
A little boy in Bakersfield, Calif., was just minding his own business in his front yard; footage shows him riding his bike in the driveway and just enjoying his toddler life. Suddenly, the dog belonging to his neighbor rounds the corner of their car and begins viciously attacking the boy.
Tara, the family cat, comes flying into frame and straight-up tackles the dog away from the boy! Then Tara chases the dog back around the car to make sure he doesn't go after the kid again. The boy's mother must have been nearby because after the cat takes out the dog, she pops into frame to help her son.
The best part of this video? After the cat chases the dog away, she returns to the kid to make sure he's OK. Official cat bodyguard on duty, y'all!
The boy's mother, Erika Triantafilo, told 23ABC that her son only needed a few stitches and obviously she is so grateful to their cat because it could have been a lot worse.
The neighbor's dog is reportedly under observation now.