Sometimes a good snuggle is the best medicine.
Andrew Falloon’s father was fresh out of an operation when he was visited by a surprise guest. After his wife went out, leaving the door slightly ajar, Mr. Falloon was found sound asleep with a cat resting on him. Mr. Falloon does not own a cat.
While they still don’t know where the cat came from, they’re glad it came at the right time.
“I’m just happy Dad’s on the mend,” Andrew tells Mashable via email, adding, “and if the photo made a few people smile that’s nice too.” He says it’s been viewed over 16 million times so far.
And there’s no place better than Twitter to post about a random cat snuggle experience. The picture and its tender story have garnered a lot of reactions, obviously.
The owner versus staff discrepancy is important to highlight.
Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. X
— Elizabeth Bandeen (@bestevermassage) April 14, 2019
Sir, allow me to read you your Calico Rights.
“You have the right to be comforted by a cat. If you do not have a cat, one will be provided for you, mysteriously and out of the blue, at no charge.”
— Metta Bhavana (@MettaBhavana1) April 14, 2019
We all need a TTC (Traveling Therapy Cat).
Traveling Therapy Cat reporting for duty!
— CynicL1☮️❤️😊 (@Dave_Fouchey) April 14, 2019
Users even started sharing pictures of their own “therapets.”
The thread is one big cat owner forum.
Don’t expect Andrew’s father to start cat blogging any time soon, though. He says his father isn’t the biggest cat person to begin with. Plus, he’s not prepared to tweet.
“Now I need to explain to Dad what Twitter is,” Andrew joked.