The internet has been left in stitches after a cat owner shared how she accidentally bought the wrong cat home.
TikTok user km.queenx shared the story on the popular video-sharing app on Friday where it has received more than 3.5 million views.
In the video, the woman opens her door to see her cat inside. Shocked, she says: “George. I thought you were on the loose, I have a cat in my car.”
Turning around she walks toward her car and opens the door to an identical cat inside her car. Behind the camera, she says: “I stole someone’s cat. That’s not George. Why does it look like George?”
With more than 630,000 likes and thousands of comments, TikTok users headed to their comments in stitches at the woman’s mishap.
“That is the laughter of a woman having a nervous breakdown,” joked one commenter. Another said: “That disbelief laugh is so cute.”
After opening the car door to reveal the identical cat, the “catnapped” party looks directly at the camera and lets out a loud meow.
One commenter joked: “The way he’s yelling like ‘I told you I wasn’t George, take me to my mother immediately or I’m calling the police.'” Another TikToker wrote: “I cannot stop laughing. You made my day .”
“You have twins now,” wrote one commenter. Another said: “I want all the cats.”
According to the nonprofit American Humane Association, one out of three of all dogs and cats in the US go missing at some point in their lifetime. The Coalition for Reuniting Pets and Families has also said that less than 23 percent of lost pets are reunited with their owners.
“Omg put him back where you found him,” joked one user. While another joked: “His long lost twin brother was found.”
In a later comment, one viewer of the now-viral video asked: “So… uhm like what’s the plan now? You bring the cat back? You post on social media to find its owners?”
In response, Tiktoker km.queenx shared another video how she released the cat from her car. In the comments section, the original poster explained: “I live in a townhouse complex. I found him in the complex so he will be totally fine.”
The cat that some on the video-sharing app dubbed a “spare cat,” headed off into the distance back to its rightful home.
Newsweek has reached out to km.queenx for comment.
In 2021, a woman sparked debate online after claiming that she swapped her wife’s cat with an identical feline that was better behaved.
“It’s been 6 years since then. We got married 4 years ago,” explained the woman in a viral Reddit post. “We still have the swapped cat. It answers to the original cat’s name. My wife knows nothing. She loves this cat and brags about how much better behaved it is.”