I feel awful awful awful that I did not save the cat ... help me understand?

On my way to work just now I witnessed the most awful scene. A kitten of maybe 2 months of age made its way across a busy 6 lane highway to the 3rd lane. I almost ran it over but managed to swerve my car to go over the cat. In my rear view mirror I saw the cat was ok and it had made its way to the middle section... show more On my way to work just now I witnessed the most awful scene. A kitten of maybe 2 months of age made its way across a busy 6 lane highway to the 3rd lane. I almost ran it over but managed to swerve my car to go over the cat. In my rear view mirror I saw the cat was ok and it had made its way to the middle section where another ramp joins the freeway.

Nothing but cars doing 65-75 all around it.

I thought I could turn my car around but the next off ramp was 1 mile away and the other one to come back was another 3.

I did not go back to rescue the cat. Now I feel like I sold my soul just to keep myself safe.

I know that many people rely on me in life but I still feel like I should have taken the risk to save the kitten and adopt it. What a lovely bond we would have had.

Now its probably dead and I feel awful about it and that I did not take a chance.
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