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Watch: Cat Demonstrates Proper Way To Use a Crosswalk

Why did the cat cross the road? To go viral, obviously.

Published Mar 24, 2022

 (Screenshot, Rumble YouTube video)
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A viral video shows a cat who appeared to safely use a pedestrian crosswalk to navigate across a busy road in the United Kingdom. The video was shot with a dashcam and shows a black-and-white tuxedo cat watch for traffic to stop before proceeding. The driver of the maroon vehicle can be heard laughing and applauding the cat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hniTMcYCP1E
 
The driver whose camera captured the video spoke to the British newspaper the News Shopper in 2016. At the time 44 years old, driver Justin Scrutton said the encounter happened on St. Vincent's Road in Dartford, Kent, on Sept. 4, 2016. Scrutton told the newspaper that the kitty even looked both ways before crossing the road.

“I thought is the cat going to run out? He was looking at me, waiting for me so I slowed down. Both cars stopped and the cat looked both ways, he thought ‘it’s my turn’ and crossed.”

Another dashcam video, also shot in the U.K., shows an orange cat similarly using a crosswalk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCxNwJbToOE
 


Sources:

“WATCH: Adorable Moment Cat Uses Pedestrian Crossing in Dartford.” News Shopper, 7 Sept. 2016, https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/14727578.adorable-moment-cat-uses-pedestrian-crossing-in-st-vincents-road-dartford/.

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who started her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has covered everything from crime to government to national politics. She has written for ... read more

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