MALAYSIA – Literally millions of social media users have seen this video showing a white cat seemingly refusing to leave a man’s grave in Malaysia.
Soffuan CZ shared a video of the mystery cat which he says simply ‘appeared’ during his grandfather Ismail Mat’s funeral.
“At the funeral, the white cat came and started circling the grave,” he went on to explain. “My grandfather was a man who loved cats.”
The video, showing Soffuan’s various family members as they attempt to move the cat away from the grave, has racked up almost 7 million views in just 24 hours.
“This white cat is actually not a pet cat, but it’s probably a hometown cat near the mosque ,” he went on to say.
“The presence of this cat is interesting to our family, because the cat wouldn’t leave the grave when we wanted to go home.
“Last time we were all gone, the cat went back to the grave. Got info from the villagers, (they) said the cat was always wandering around the mosque…”
Anita Kelsey, who is a cat behavior expert based in London, said the cat’s behavior was “unusual”.
“I never stop being amazed at animal behavior. It’s obviously seen something being buried that it wants to get to,” she states.
“Cats can grieve the loss of a presence and show it in many ways, but it’s usually dogs we see exhibiting this behavior.”