We've seen countless videos of dogs meeting newborn babies, and it's like they know exactly how to be gentle and calm with them right from the get-go. Cats, on the other hand, aren't typically known for taking any sort of interest in babies, let alone exercising care while meeting them. But in a new TikTok video shared by @alixandstephen, one curious cat's reaction to meeting the family newborn is absolutely melting people's hearts.
The clip has over a half a million views, and while it's a little longer than most TikTok videos, it's so worth it to watch it until the very end. Wait until you see how focused this precious cat is, and how it appears as though she's very aware that she needs to be cautious and gentle with this little human.
OMG. The way she looked up at her owner about halfway through the video, as if to say, "Who is that, dad? Is she for me?" After watching it, it's easy to understand why everyone is so captivated by this cat's calmness. One commenter, @I'm bored said, "This is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. It knows not to pounce and it has to be delicate." @Sammy added, "The fact that animals universally understand what babies are and to be gentle will never not amaze me." And @Margaret chimed in with, "She wants to meet the new member of her pack 🥰." (Aww. Indeed, she does!)
Based on their TikTok account, it looks like this sweet new baby is only about a week old, and so far, everyone in the family -- cat included -- is adjusting quite nicely. It won't be long before kitty has a brand new friend to play with her!