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10/24/2013 04:56 pm ET Updated Oct 24, 2013

Wonderful Photo Shows Police Stopped NYC Traffic For A Cat And Her Kitten In 1925

Nearly a century before the subway kittens became the subway kittens, police showed compassion for another pair of city felines trying to cross a bustling New York City street.

Ephemeral New York dug up this photo of a policeman in 1925 stopping traffic for a mother cat carrying her kitten in her mouth:

harry warnecke cat

As noted by New York, the magical photo was taken by Harry Warnecke, then a photographer for The New York Daily News, who was tipped off about a cat struggling to finagle her way through city traffic.

While Warnecke missed the actual crossing, he was able to get the officer to reenact the adorable moment and speed up what was apparently an agonizingly slow news day.

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