A video of cats at a metro station in the Turkish capital Istanbul, sitting at the entrance, guiding commuters up the escalators and interacting with them in beautiful ways, is going viral on social media. The video was shared on Instagram on September 3 by the account @spontaneouslad. Since it was shared, the clip has amassed over 2 lakh likes. In the video, the cats can be seen on top of the token collection gates and walking up and down the metro station.
“This stray cat took his friends to take over the entire metro station in Turkey,” the caption reads.
Many users took to the comments section of the video to show their love for cats.
“Don’t call them ‘lost’; they are our children and they live with us,” wrote one user commenting on the caption.
Another user said: “They own the city, not just Istanbul. We really love cats and dogs. We live together in all cities in Turkey. Always caring, feeding, loving.”
A third wrote: “Yes, it’s their city and their country; we just live in it.”
Another user said: “Turkey takes such good care of its stray cats and dogs; we should all learn from them.”
A user who appears to identify one of the cats in the video wrote: “Her name is Sureyya. I know her well.”
Istanbul has witnessed such enchanting moments with cats several times in the past.
— chiro (@Chiro_chan_neko) October 27, 2018
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