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Last night, I watched one of the new Avengers movies. I actually don’t know whether it was new, because I don’t keep up with them. Thor got his hair cut, if that helps you remember which one I mean. Anyway, it was fine, and so were the action scenes. But this cat riding on the roof of a 60-mph van totally blew all of that out of the water.

This cat, named Rebel, survived the unorthodox van ride on a Nebraska interstate without injuries, and made a real case for a starring role in an action movie in the process. Here’s video, from Nebraska station KETV via CNN:

The cat actually belongs to the people who were in the van, according to the video, and they apparently had no idea he was up there while they were casually driving at high speeds. Rebel’s owner, Michelle Criger, told KETV he just “takes off and does what he wants.”

He just takes off and does what he wants! Rebel, never change.

Anyway, Criger said she heard a meow while in the van, but didn’t say anything because she thought it couldn’t have been real. A group in another car had to tell Criger and her boyfriend about Rebel before they noticed him, according to KETV:

Criger looked back on the bizarre scene: Like a game of cat and mouse as a family in another car one lane over tried to get Criger’s attention.

“Just before he came alongside me and started honking, I thought I heard a ‘meow,’ and I didn’t say anything to my boyfriend because I’m thinking to myself, ‘Why would I hear a ‘meow?’”

Criger and her boyfriend pulled over on Interstate 480 and realized it’s their pet.

“When I got him off the roof of the van, he wasn’t scared at all,” said Criger. “He wasn’t shaking, heart racing, nothing. We were more scared than him.”

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Cats are so chill, even when they’re out there filming impromptu action scenes. Meanwhile, Thor was all mad about a forced haircut. The cat wins this round.