Kitten Delivery Is a Thing (for Today), Thanks to Uber and CheezburgerBy: Josh Wolford - October 29, 2013
If you live in New York City, Seattle, or San Francisco, on-demand car service Uber wants to deliver you some kittehs to play with.
Apparently, today is National Cat Day – a holiday about as necessary as “National Pizza Day” or “National Beer Day.” Anyway, in honor of that, Uber has teamed up with cat-meme mecca Cheezburger to offer the “I can Has UberKITTENS” promotion.
Between the hours of 11 am and 4pm today and today only, you may have a chance to have real life kittens brought to wherever you are – kittens that will play with you for about 15 minutes. Today, the Uber app will have a temporary “kittens” option that will let you request some playtime.
Of course, you’re probably going to have a hard time getting through. Demand will be high.
“Demand for kittens will be very high and availability very limited. It may take multiple tries to find available kittens. Please be patient! We’ll be working all day to deliver as many kitten snuggles as possible..If you are lucky enough to request kittens to your office, please make sure your boss, landlord, or neighbor is going to be cool with the meows and that no one in the area is allergic. Also, having a dedicated room for Kitten smooches is preferred,” says Uber.
If you really, really like the kittens – you may just have a chance to adopt them too.
The whole experience will cost you $20, deductible from your Uber account, which will go to your local animal shelter (ASPCA, Seattle Human Society, and the SF SPCA). While supplies last, Uber will also bring you some cupcakes with your kittehs. Uber has experimented with other types of promotional deliveries in the past – roses, ice cream, and more – but this is on a whole other level.
Image via Chiara, Flickr Creative Commons