A viral video from cat food company, Friskies went viral and generated more than 5 million views on YouTube in just four days. This goes to show that cats still rule the World Wide Web.
In the video, an older cat gives advice to a kitten who is new to the household. The video is narrated by Ze Frank, the Executive Vice President of BuzzFeed, also known as, “the internet’s Morgan Freeman.” It is basically a basic guide on how to live in a new home.
The video was praised for being so well done that viewers may not notice that it is a commercial – until the Friskies pitch at the end. The video starts with “Dear Kitten, since I have hissed at you the customary 437 times, it is now my duty as the head of the household to – begrudgingly – welcome you.”
Some of the older cat’s advice touch on topics, such as the “human larva,” the underwear drawer, and the “vac-ooms.”
— Vicky McEvoy (@VickxMcEvoy) June 7, 2014
The dramatic music accompanying the video also makes it easier for viewers to watch. “Dear Kitten” also has its own hashtag: #dearkitten. Cat lovers and fans of the video also used Twitter to express their love for the commercial. One Twitter user wrote, “If all ads were this good, maybe we wouldn’t fast-forward them.”
— Christina DiRusso (@CDiRusso) June 9, 2014
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— Rebecca (@rmoss93) June 6, 2014
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On YouTube, the video is also flooded with comments. One user wrote, “I laughed, I cried, I wanted to run to the shelter and adopt… the single best commercial I can remember.” Another user said, “Sure it’s a cat food commercial, but to anyone that has ever had a cat it’s both true and entertaining and it’s got Ze Frank narrating so it must be good.”
As of writing, the video has more than 6 million views.
Image via YouTube