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Teen goes viral for accidentally stealing someone’s kitten from a party

It turned out to be a match meow'd in heaven. 


Sunny Kim

Internet Culture

Published Oct 3, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 5:00 am CDT

Juliette Avitia, a 17-year-old student from Conroe, Texas, posted a tweet that went viral this week after she accidentally stole someone’s kitten thinking it was a stray.

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Avitia told BuzzFeed that she was at a party on Saturday night when she saw the kitten meowing in front of the house with no apparent owner. “I immediately grabbed him and looked at my friends Brooklyn and Sasha and said, ‘We have to take him home,'” Avitia said.

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She posted a picture of the kitten on her personal Snapchat—and the cat’s owner called her out.

People on Twitter were upset because they thought Avitia intentionally stole the kitty.

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But as it turns out, the cat’s original owner didn’t really want to keep the pet and told Avitia she could keep him, according to BuzzFeed. “He ended up telling me that he was an outdoor cat but he didn’t really want him so we could keep him,” Avitia said.

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People on Twitter loved the happy ending.

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Avitia said she named the cat P.A., pronounced “paw,” which stands for “party animal,” according to BuzzFeed.

It was a match meow’d in heaven.


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H/T BuzzFeed

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*First Published: Oct 3, 2018, 7:41 pm CDT