New Zealand MP Andrew Falloon just shared a photo of his father, who recently underwent surgery and is currently still recovering, on Twitter.
In the photo, his father was asleep on the couch with a furry feline friend, in the most adorable position possible: holding hands!
Falloon's mother had left the house a few minutes prior and had evidently left the door ajar. This allowed the cat to slip inside and cozy up to the recovering man on the couch.
The only problem with this kitty wellness check? The Falloons don't have a cat.
My Dad is recovering from an operation. Mum went out and left a door slightly ajar. My parents do not have a cat. https://t.co/uuQdBMlKQY— Andrew Falloon MP (@Andrew Falloon MP)1555220826.0
Twitter users were quick to point out that they seem to have inherited one, whether they were looking to or not.
@andrewfalloon @shiner_sam 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 (@KJD ⚽️1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Centurions)1555241111.0
Cats definitely have a mind of their own.
@andrewfalloon That's lovely. Kitty saw someone who needed a cuddle.— Woke Hadda Gutfull (@Woke Hadda Gutfull)1555223245.0
@andrewfalloon Cats are quite capable of making their own friends. Ours went and introduced himself to the neighbou… https://t.co/f0gO4CDfW6— Anura Samara (@Anura Samara)1555223527.0
Some couldn't get enough of the adorable pose.
@andrewfalloon @ClareFKing Love how he’s holding paws with the cat ❤️— Working Woman (@Working Woman)1555227933.0
Surgery recoveries would be much more pleasant for many people if this was the case:
@andrewfalloon "You have the right to be comforted by a cat. If you do not have a cat, one will be provided for you… https://t.co/3B4iWMMMlU— Metta Bhavana (@Metta Bhavana)1555234261.0
@andrewfalloon @MorpheusBeing Nice. Cat went out and got a rescue human. 😂— Thechachi (@Thechachi)1555228417.0
Apparently strays finding their way in to a warm human to sleep on is a surprisingly common thing.
@andrewfalloon I meant a stray cat coming and making itself comfortable .... hope he has a swift recovery ... your dad .. not the kat— David Jongen (@David Jongen)1555223772.0
@andrewfalloon Arrived home from work. Wife’s car on the drive as usual. We don’t own a cat either.. https://t.co/1JKCkmePAv— Dread Pirate Dave (@Dread Pirate Dave)1555338806.0
@andrewfalloon Yeah, found this guy in my bed yesterday. We also do not have a cat. https://t.co/oKgte5EZjA— ᴀʜᴍᴀᴅ ᴄʜɪʟᴅʀᴇꜱꜱ (@ᴀʜᴍᴀᴅ ᴄʜɪʟᴅʀᴇꜱꜱ)1555275460.0
@kittensnotkids @Thechachi1 @andrewfalloon @MorpheusBeing #notmycat appeared when I was going out of my mind waitin… https://t.co/k30Qfg1O8H— Jay (-)(*)astectomy Network (@Jay (-)(*)astectomy Network)1555276999.0
Falloon told Mashable:
"I'm just happy Dad's on the mend, and if the photo made a few people smile that's nice too."
He said the biggest change that will come about from the popularity of the photo has less to do with cats and more to do with technology.
He said that his father isn't usually much of a cat person, and told Mashable:
"Now I need to explain to Dad what Twitter is
Whether you're a cat person or not, I think most people would agree that the situations and places they manage to get themselves into boggle the mind.