Have you ever had a moment where you stumbled upon something so unexpected that it completely changed your day?
Well, that's exactly what happened to the family in this viral TikTok video.
They were out for a walk in the woods when they suddenly found themselves surrounded by adorable little kittens. Five of them, to be exact!
And what's even more surprising is that the kittens seemed to be very comfortable around humans, suggesting that they were likely abandoned and left to fend for themselves.
Watch how they found the kittens in this viral video below:
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The video, posted by the cat rescue/foster channel @dabriellejoy, has quickly gone viral, racking up an impressive 4.8 million views and over 600,000 likes.
And it's no wonder why - watching these little furballs run around and play is enough to put a smile on anyone's face.
In the video, we see the family as they discover the first kitten, a skinny little thing who immediately starts purring and rubbing up against them.
And as they continued on their walk, another kitten appeared out of nowhere. They brought the two back home and came out into the woods again, wondering if they would find more cats, and they did!
From out of the bushes, 3 more kittens appeared and came running up to them.
It's clear that these poor little guys were in desperate need of some love and attention.
But what's particularly interesting is how quickly the kittens warmed up to their rescuers.
As one commenter pointed out, "These kittens are so friendly, it’s like they’re used to human interaction."
This suggests that they may have been abandoned by their previous owners, who perhaps couldn't or didn't want to take care of them anymore.
Are Kittens Naturally Friendly To Humans?
Kittens aren't naturally friendly. But studies show that when they get lots of love and attention from humans between their second and mid-seventh week of life, they tend to grow up to be trusting of people.
And the best part? They'll stay that way for the rest of their lives!
Kittens also give preference for human interaction over food, suggesting that socialization with humans is an important aspect of their development.
This suggests that the rescued kittens once had an owner that's why they're so friendly.
One commenter suggested looking for the mother cat, although others think the kittens were indeed dumped by previous owners as wild kittens don't usually come out of hiding and be friendly to humans instantly.
But regardless of how they ended up in the woods, we're just glad these kittens were found and taken in by such kind-hearted people.
And as the video shows, they're already settling in nicely to their new home, happily playing and cuddling with their rescuers.
It's moments like these that remind us of the importance of kindness and compassion towards animals.
And who knows - maybe this video will inspire others to do their part in helping animals in need.
After all, as one commenter put it, "That’s better than finding gold!"
Want to view more rescue videos? Read more here:
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A stretch and a purr to OpenAI's ChatGPT for assisting with this article.