The Chicago Tribune made an adorable mistake today

If you weren’t looking at the Chicago Tribune around 9:53 this morning, you likely missed a glimpse behind the Internet curtain.

For roughly 15 minutes, the newspaper’s homepage was missing the image and text of its lead story. Instead, there was a photo of an adorable gray kitten and the placeholder text. Or rather, test. Test, test, test, test.

It has of course been fixed by now, but is comforting to see a reputable journalistic institution’s homepage turned into a random piece of abstract art every once in awhile. Keeps the Internet balanced. Also, cats.

Photo via Freddycat1/Flickr

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.