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Video of a Cat Attacking an Overexcited Grown Man with His Christmas Presents Goes Viral

A video posted to Facebook showing a grown man while he excitedly unwraps a PlayStation 4  when a cat jumps up and attacks him has gone viral – seen over 86 million times and counting!

Andrew Woodward, of Macon, Georgia, was excitedly ripping the wrapping paper off his new PlayStation 4 and yelling, “I got a Playstation! I got a Playstation for Christmas!” on Christmas Day when a cat at the scene pounced on him and clawed at his head and neck. His friend Jessica Freeman posted the video on Facebook, along with the words, “Y’all, this is what pure joy looks like. Also terror. Merry Christmas!”

As you can see in the video, the cat was watching the scene unfold, sits right in front of Woodward for a second, and then launches at him!

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Woodward goes down like a character in one of his video games!

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Jessica later posted to Facebook, “This has resulted in a trip to the doctor and stitches. We love him and genuinely hope he feels better. It’s just nice to be able to laugh with your best friends.”

Photo: Facebook /  Jessica Freeman

Photo: Facebook / Jessica Freeman

While it was posted all in good fun, since the video went viral, Freeman and Woodward have been accused of both provoking the cat and animal abuse. Freeman posted the following on her Facebook page:

DISCLAIMER: The cat lives in a good home. Plenty of pictures of him being spoiled. He’s a jerk. Seriously. This is not the only person he’s attacked. He wasn’t “provoked”. A grown up was acting overly excited as a joke and the cat walked across the room then back. He wasn’t “startled”. You can clearly see him walk up and calmly sit while planning his attack. Also, this is not my cat. No reason for me to lie. He is a jerk. Take your threats somewhere else. You can report me for animal abuse all you want. It’s. Not. Mine. And it’s not abused. A human was attacked here, not a cat. Only in 2016 would people blame a person who didn’t touch an animal for getting attacked by said animal bc they were excited.

It seems Woodward and the kitty have made up…

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But someone has taken possession of the Playstation!

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Rebecca

    Dec 27, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I have had hundreds of cats, and they do attack for no reason… Cats are funny creatures

  2. Della Williamson

    Dec 27, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Having had cats for over 60 years, 2 or more at any given time. I can assure you.They do not attack out of the blue. They do not launch into savage, frenzied assaults without provocation. Grown man acting overly excited for a ‘joke’? It wasn’t a joke to the cat. Cats are in truth super-sensitive to emotions, sound and stress. Feline ears are extra sensitive to loud noises, so yelling is amplified to extreme painful levels. Sadly, the cat was provoked. No other word for it. It never ceases to appall me how many pet owners have NO clue as to proper manners around their pets. They are emotional beings with needs, boundaries. Not ornaments, not status symbols, not toys. Pets aren’t just small, fluffy humans, They have different dietary requirements and metabolize things differently, physically and emotionally [than people]. The problem is, we don’t speak the same language and don’t have the same general understanding of the world we live in, how could we? We are not a cat or a dog and they are not human but we expect so much humanity from our pets (which they often demonstrate more abundantly and better than most humans) at all times, in all moments, and with all situations. We blame our pets for their behaviors when we are barely in-tune with how they perceive things, often promote and/or fail to address problem behaviors until they become serious, and then point the finger at them when something goes wrong because of ” inferior breeding”, stubbornness, or lack of understanding of what WE want – accusing them of being dumb when we have barely put in enough training to help the cat be fluent in our language and our expectations. It is our responsibility when we chose to own a pet not just get a cat or dog and give it food and shelter, but to educate ourselves on the species, how they communicate, how they view the world they live in, their innate drives that reside in the very essence of everything they do, and then take the time to raise them properly, socialize them, and train them. How unfair to assume your pets understand our human ways 100% of time, especially when we as humans misinterpret each other on a daily basis.

  3. Marilyn Kruse

    Dec 28, 2016 at 12:33 am

    EXACTLY, Della Wiiliams! His excitement was overboard, and scared the cat into attacking! I hope they didn’t punish the cat for its reaction to what it didn’t understand.

  4. Victor D

    Dec 28, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Kush et al has that kind of effect on cats.

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