Mother Cat Courageously Rescues Her Five Babies from Burning Building (PHOTOS)

A mother’s instinct to protect her young is one of the strongest forces in the world.

When an abandoned building in Brooklyn, New York, caught fire, a cat named Scarlett demonstrated the most courageous act of love.

She endured the blazing flames to rescue all five of her kittens–returning inside to save them one by one.

After safely carrying each of her babies to safety, witnesses saw her touching them with her nose to make sure they were alive and well. The fire was so immense that it burned her eyes shut.

Scarlett risked her life to save her litter.

A firefighter later brought the mother and her kittens to a nearby vet, where they were looked after for three months.

Apparently, Scarlett was “spoiled rotten and treated like a queen.”

Check out the video above for more on this heartwarming story.