The internet is full of heartwarming stories that can lift our spirits and make us feel good.
One such video that has recently gone viral on TikTok is of a fisherman who once said, "I will never own a cat," but ended up taking in a stray kitten and now loves it to bits.
The video, which has been posted by the channel @scharlotte, has already garnered over 1.3 million views, 223.1k likes, and 5.5k shares, with 1.4k comments pouring in from cat lovers all over the world.
@scharlotte Alex and the fishing kitten 😂 #fishing #bassfishing #cat #straycat #rescuecat ♬ original sound - scarlett
The video shows the fisherman playing with his cat using a fishing pole and a cat teaser toy.
It then cuts to a throwback scene where he is alone on a boat, fishing on a river when he hears a cat meowing. He spots a stray kitten on the bank of the river and decides to rescue it.
The next scene shows him on the boat again, but this time with the cat, happily prancing around their catch of the day.
The cat has grown comfortable with its rescuer, and they have formed a special bond while fishing.
The cat even climbs up to the man's shoulder and gets comfortable in that position.
The Purrfect Match: The Universal Cat Distribution System
What's interesting about this video is that the viewers keep mentioning the "universal cat distribution system."
According to @a_lwood, "You don’t pick cats. Cats pick you. That’s how the distribution system works lol"
@duckrocks11291 also adds, "That’s called the cat distribution system and it’s working as it should getting the right cats to the right people."
As it turns out, the Universal Cat Distribution System is a phrase coined by TikToker @hermes.the.cynic to describe the common occurrence of cats entering people's homes and lives unannounced and inadvertently getting adopted.
The idea behind the system is that sometimes, you don't adopt a cat; rather, a cat adopts you. It's like the universe's way of pairing up cats and humans.
This cliché is an often-discussed aspect of cat ownership and adds to the narrative that you don't choose a cat, but rather, it chooses you.
It's heartwarming to see how this stray kitten found its way into the heart of this fisherman and brought so much joy into his life.
So, if you're a cat lover, this video is sure to make you smile. It's a reminder that sometimes, the best things in life come when we least expect them.
And who knows, maybe one day, a stray cat will find its way into your life too, thanks to the universal cat distribution system.
And if you do, make sure to give it a loving home and a name as unique as its personality.
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