This cat’s comedic timing couldn’t have been better.
By sneaking out of a gift box at just the right moment, the cat momentarily left a 3-year-old girl thinking she’d received an empty box for Christmas.
“Nothing?” the confused youngster asks her parents in the video which “Motherhood in Hollywood” podcast host Heather Brooker posted online on Monday.
With the crafty feline hiding discreetly behind the Christmas tree, the girl’s bewilderment increases ― until she spots her new pet running across the floor.
“For months my husband and I have been planning to give our daughter a cat for Christmas,” Brooker noted on her website.
Revealing that they’d discussed a few ways of how to best surprise her with the animal, who they’ve since called Gracie I Love You Brooker, she explained that they settled on “letting her ‘open’ it as a gift.”
“It would be perfect!” Brooker went on to write. “But sometimes when you plan things, they don’t end up the way you thought they would. They turn out even better.”