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!
Woodward goes down like a character in one of his video games!
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.”
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…
But someone has taken possession of the Playstation!