Cat opens door after woman locks out in stunning video

Opposable thumbs are one of those things that sets us apart from many other animals. They allow us to grab things, pick things up, and (most importantly) open doors. But, as a recent viral TikTok video illustrates, some animals can learn to do this despite their lack of thumbs.

The TikTok video, which was uploaded by @baileyrubal with the caption “WHY IS HE SO SMART. Its little noises #fyp #austin #atx #apartment #catsoftiktok #ut #fy #texascheck,” shows a person sitting on the front steps of their door, which appears to be locked.

“Keep trying,” the person said, pulling the door handle from the outside. “Yes you can do it, you can do it, just push it down!” »

A tabby cat tries to reach for a doorknob to enter a room.
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In the video, you can hear the sounds of the cat inside, and the person continues to encourage her to try to jump up and grab the doorknob to unlock the door. A caption read: “Locked in and forcing my roommate’s cat to open the door. »

” Go on! says the person. “I know you can do it, keep trying.” »

Suddenly the door opens, and the person falls back into his house laughing. The undeniably shocking video has garnered 11.6 million views, over 2.7 million likes and over 8,000 comments.

Fellow TikToker @stevesav wrote, “Black cats are the smartest cats I have three,” while @toofaced simply expressed disbelief by commenting, “NO WAY.”

Other users left humorous remarks, with @julia.elias1 writing, “Looks like he said ‘girl, I’m trying'” and @seasidebagel adding, “He needed that little pep talk when he said he couldn’t do it. ”

But most were simply impressed, including @carolynciotti who wrote: “Honestly I have never been so impressed in my life. »

In fact, cats might be smarter than we all think, according to a study published in the journal Scientific reports this past April. The study aimed to determine if cats are able to learn the names and faces of other cats and humans. The researchers presented a cohort of cats with photographs of familiar cats and humans, after speaking their names. The study produced evidence indicating that most domestic cats can associate a companion’s name with the corresponding face (whether feline or human) without any kind of training.

But it seems like most TikTokers are ignoring the intelligence of cats, given their surprise at @baileyrubal’s video. @Mel0425-MoCITYTX commented, “You kidding me!!! Really, the cat opened the door? OMG,” and @madisonmeeker_ added, “brother take that cat on the americas you got talent. »

Meanwhile, @courtneyhale6 wrote, “We have hospital cats at the vet clinic where I work, and we have to put bungee cords around the doors because they know how to open them,” and @willintheworld1 added : “I knew it had to be a black cat, perfect combo between clever and mischievous! »

Newsweek contacted @baileyrubal.

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