Thanks for stopping by for Day 30 of Upworthy’s 31 Days of Happiness Countdown! If this is your first visit, here’s the gist: Each day between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, we’re sharing tales we hope will bring pleasure, smiles, and laugh into our lives and yours. It’s been a challenging year for a lot of us, so why not aim it on a high note with a bit of happiness? Check back tomorrow( or click the links at the bottom) for another installment !
“Cat Person, ” the uncomfortably relevant short story from The New Yorker, was the viral make of the holiday season. This … is not that.
This is, however, another piece of cat-related content that really, actually, really deserves your undivided attention right now. Instead of stimulating you queasy or hitting too close to home, this one will bring you oodles of sheer unbridled joy.
Earlier this year, a 10 -year-old girl named Gabi decided to sit down and interview her cat, Coco, which is a totally normal thing to do. She then transcribed that interview, and it is candidly one of the best pieces of journalism I’ve read this year.
Her dad, Paul Duane, tweeted a photo of Gabi’s hilarious transcription, and it ran viral. For obvious reasons.
Interview with Coco !!!
ME: Coco, can I scratch you on the head?
ME: The back?
ME: The potbelly?
COCO: YOU-ARE-FORBIDDEN-TO-EVER-TOUCH-MY-TUMMY !!!
ME: The legs?
COCO: NO !!!
ME: The tail?
COCO: ABSOLUTELY NOT!
ME: The butt?
COCO: IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU ?!?! THIS INTERVIEW IS OVER !!!
The single tweet racked up over 62,000 retweets and virtually 200,000 Likes, stimulating Gabi and Coco major internet celebs.
According to her parent, Gabi was pretty pumped about all the attention and apparently be available to springboard her 15 minutes of reputation into some kind of literary career.
I told her& she said “maybe I’ll be more famous than Jane Austen! ”
— The boys of the LGBT choir were singing Galway Bay (@ MrPaulDuane) December 4, 2017
Kids really know how to ask the tough questions, don’t they?
Props to Gabi for bringing us all a much-needed laugh as 2017 is coming to an end. This daughter is truly going places.
More days of happiness here: DAY 1/ DAY 2/ DAY 3/ DAY 4/ DAY 5/ DAY 6/ DAY 7/ DAY 8/ DAY 9/ DAY 10/ DAY 11/ DAY 12/ DAY 13/ DAY 14/ DAY 15/ DAY 16/ DAY 17/ DAY 18/ DAY 19/ DAY 20/ DAY 21/ DAY 22/ DAY 23/ DAY 24/ DAY 25/ DAY 26/ DAY 27/ DAY 28/ DAY 29/[ DAY 30 ]/ DAY 31
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