CAT-ch! Friendly tabby surprises delivery driver by leaping up onto his shoulders before customer comes out to rescue him
- Footage filmed on February 24 in Warwickshire shows Buster jumping up on man
- The playful cat sits on the delivery driver’s back for a short time
- Bethan O’Brien gently removes the cat and comes to the driver’s aid
- Video has racked up more than 2.4 million views and 306,000 likes on TikTok
Delivery drivers are normally on the lookout for dogs, but one unsuspecting courier was caught on camera being ambushed by a cat.
CCTV footage filmed on February 24 in Warwickshire shows the super-friendly female tabby Buster giving the man a shock when she crept up behind him and then leapt onto his shoulders.
The stunned delivery driver walked around for a few seconds with the cat on his back before customer Bethan O’Brien came to the rescue and removed her.
Footage filmed on a doorbell camera on February 24 in Warwickshire shows the cat Buster giving the man a shock after leaping up suddenly
Ms O’Brien can be seen grinning as she gently removed the tabby. The delivery driver also smiled, grateful to be rescued by her.
Afterwards, Ms O’Brien said: ‘It was extremely funny, I laughed about it for days. Buster is a very friendly cat and must have wanted to say “hi”.
‘I did mention that she belonged to our neighbours. The delivery driver said he also had a cat but it never did that.’
The stunned delivery driver walked around for a few seconds with Buster on his back before customer Bethan O’Brien came to the rescue and removed her
Since then, the clip has racked up more than 2.4 million views and 306,000 likes from amused viewers.
One commenter, @lyndsaybingbong, wrote: ‘Attacked by a tiger at work… that will make a good story for the lads at the pub.’
Another said: ‘Super friendly attack cat on premises… Enter at own risk!’
And @millybear2020 added: ‘Lovely that he wasn’t mean to the floof, just accepted it.’
Another person wrote: ‘Fair play to the guy, he didn’t panic and was cool with it.’
Others remarked on how cats do not choose just anyone when they jump up on them.
One person, @star_meadow, wrote: ‘This guy is obv good vibes because cats don’t bless just anyone like this.’
She walks out and smiles at him as she gently takes her neighbour’s cat off him
The delivery driver also smiles, grateful to be rescued by her
Cats tend to pounce on their owners when they are looking for attention or want to play.
It is less common for them to leap on strangers. Usually, they hide behind a corner or furniture and then jump out at their owner.
Claire Haynes, an animal behaviourist at national pet charity Blue Cross said: ‘All cats are different; whilst some might be more cautious or disinterested around unfamiliar people, some cats will be more confident to interact – depending on who they are as a cat, and their previous experiences with strangers.
‘There can be lots of reasons cats might jump up at people; if a cat has been encouraged to do so, and has enjoyed that experience, it may be they seek this out with people visiting their home.’