Cat crawling up vent in viral video.


The internet loves ‘surprise vent cat’

Surprise! It's a cat!


Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Published Feb 26, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 11:38 pm CDT

If you hear an odd noise through a vent in your home, don’t worry. Maybe it’s not something gross, like a rat. It could just be a lovely and energetic cat coming to hang out and receive some affection!

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A woman who goes by @brenaclifton on Twitter posted a video to her account over the weekend that shows a cat emerging from a vent on her floor. The video was captioned with a surprise revelation: “Two things: 1. I don’t have a cat………… 2. I DON’T HAVE A CAT.”

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This tweet went viral, obviously. And the reactions were pretty great.

Some people suggested that Brena keep the cat.

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Others seemed very jealous of her “problem.”

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Bad news: the cat apparently has an owner already.

Brena’s roommate Sarah posted photos of the cat, who is named Jeffery. He belongs to a neighbor.

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Well, this is one way to actually befriend your neighbors.

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*First Published: Feb 26, 2018, 8:42 am CST