"There's a first time for everything," Jason Frost said after pulling two kittens out of Warrior River in Alabama. Frost was fishing with friend Brandon Key when they heard a splash behind them.
"We turned around and didn't see anything, but a few minutes later, we saw something swimming above the surface, getting closer and closer," Frost told ABC News. "Then I heard it meowing, and I could tell it was a cat. I was like, 'Hey, Brandon, you need to record this.'"
The video shows Frost waiting until the kitten swims close enough to the boat for him to reach down and scoop it up. After grabbing the first one, Key said that he saw a second one further out in the water. They waited as the second kitten swam close and then put that one in the boat, too.
The friends continued to fish for three hours and then returned to shore.
"When we got back to shore, there was a family staring at us weird, probably wondering why we had cats on a boat when cats hate being wet," Frost told ABC News. "We told them the story and showed them the video. They really seemed interested in the kittens, so we let them take the kittens home."
They didn't get the name of the family that took the kittens, and they don't know how the kittens ended up there. However, Frost believes that someone abandoned them in the river.