In this day and age, we may feel too shy to knock on our neighbor’s door and ask for a cup of sugar – but thankfully, there is now an app for that.

Chummy is an app that allows people to ask for help with things they may need – whether it’s borrowing a cat carrier, renting a car spot for a month, moving houses, or searching for a lost pet.

Other people who are using the app in the community can see the post and offer up their own assistance.

“Like the ‘Bat Signal’ in the real world, we unite caring individuals who enjoy paying it forward and making the world a better place,” says the company.

While social media may offer up some alternative help, there are often limitations that come with certain online communities. The app, however, depends on people’s proximity and willingness to help.

“Chummy makes possible what other social media networks do not: It helps people to develop real-life connections, based on trust and mutual support within your city,” says the app’s website. “Reciprocal help, kind hearts and open minds are our pillars.”

Since the app was launched in 2016, there are now almost 65,000 users and almost 25,000 “thank yous” issued for completed help requests.

If you’re interested in joining the Chummy community, the app is available for free on iTunes and Google Play.

(WATCH the explanation video below)