Cats work in mysterious ways, and sometimes cats just have a better sense of things than we do as humans.
These ideas rang very true for a man who was attempting to get some rest after coming home from a recent trip to the hospital.
The man, Andrew Falloon, an actual New Zealand government official, shared a photo of his dad who had recently had surgery, cuddled with a cat on his couch.
The adorable photo of Falloon’s old man holding paws with a cat only had one problem, his father isn’t a cat owner.
Falloon tweeted that the mysterious cat must’ve creeped into his father’s door after noticing that it wasn’t closed all the way.
According to Bored Panda, the photo was snapped by Andrew Falloon’s mother while his father was asleep. Falloon told the publisher:
“She snapped the photo before waking Dad up. He was pretty surprised to find the cat curled up!”
Falloon said that his mom showed him the photo when he visited their house later, where he shared it with the internet and it quickly went viral.
The photo currently has over 75,000 retweets and 400,000 likes.
The awesome people of Twitter have been reacting to the photo since its posting.
Traveling Therapy Cat reporting for duty!
— CynicL1☮️❤️😊 (@Dave_Fouchey) April 14, 2019
Cat went out and got a rescue human. 😂
— Thechachi (@Thechachi1) April 14, 2019
😻😻😻😻 Correction, your parents do have a cat now – the cat has decided that!
— CrimBarrister (@CrimBarrister) April 14, 2019
That’s the beauty of cats, they know when they’re needed & they’re the best medicine to soothe the heart and mind. 😻🐱🐈❤️ My two cats (sisters) lived a long happy life to the age of 20 years old & died 2 weeks apart in 2009. These photos were taken at 20 years of age. ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/Rd2dESySU5
— Jennifer_B (@jennifert3333) April 14, 2019
That’s a medicine cat. 😊
Her purrs will help heal your dad.
— 𝓒𝓪𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓮 𝓟𝓮𝓻𝓻𝔂 (@CatPurry9) April 14, 2019
That’s lovely. Kitty saw someone who needed a cuddle.
— Woke Hadda Gutfull (@mavsmum) April 14, 2019
Twitterers made notice of the two holding each other’s paws.
Love how he’s holding paws with the cat ❤️
— Working Woman (@Chocolaticlaire) April 14, 2019
— Elizabeth (@eeebs1) April 14, 2019
Other cat owners could definitely relate.
— Deborah Murray (@Musmonic) April 15, 2019
It seems that this stranger cat laid down the law.
“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
Well I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this but your dad is now the property of that cat.
— KJD ⚽️1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Centurions (@kevdkev77) April 14, 2019
So sweet. That cat now owns your parents. 😻
— Clare Fletcher (@ClareYFletcher) April 14, 2019
According to the interview with Bored Panda, the cat has been identified as a neighborhood cat named Ziggy.
Andrew says that his dad isn’t “much of a cat person” but is content with Ziggy coming around to visit “every so often.”
Oh, Andrew’s dad is also “on the mend after his operation,” and is trying to get adjust to his viral fame.