A TikTok video initially intended to capture a car blanketed in snow unexpectedly turned into a heartwarming scene of a stray cat delighting in a snowy day in the U.K. The video shows the cat playfully jumping and sliding around the snow-covered street, seemingly reveling in the winter environment.
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The clip, reminiscent of a scene from a Hallmark Christmas movie, has captivated viewers on TikTok, amassing nearly 150,000 views and over 26,500 likes. Viewers were charmed by the cat’s joyful antics, with comments expressing a mix of delight and concern for the stray’s well-being in the cold.
The video was shot in a neighborhood where local university students have been known to feed the cat when it visits their homes. The person who filmed the video mentioned in the comments that their friend, who lives in the area, is unable to adopt the cat due to pet restrictions in their accommodation.
The charming video has touched many, with viewers commenting on the joy of seeing the cat enjoying the snow and expressing a wish to provide it with warmth and shelter. Newsweek has reached out to the video’s creator for further comments.
As temperatures drop, concerns for the welfare of stray cats rise. The Humane Society of the United States advises providing warm, dry shelters for outdoor cats, made from materials like scrap lumber, storage containers, or old doghouses, and lined with straw or newspapers.
Additionally, providing water and food bowls in a safe location, ensuring they don’t freeze and are kept away from the cat’s shelter to avoid spills, is also recommended. This TikTok video not only showcases a stray cat’s winter wonderland joy but also highlights the importance of caring for strays during colder months.