VIDEO: This Sound Does Not Mean Your Cat is Broken!

Owning and taking care of a cat is much like a right of passage.

For most of us, it happens in the confines of your childhood home whenever your parents decide you’re ready for more responsibility.

For random others, it happens when you become independent and move out. If you are part of the second group and are a new cat owner — then this article is for you. The message is crystal clear: if you are a new cat owner and you hear this sound, it does not mean that your cat is broken.

Twitter user @SarahHollowell shared an endearing story that happened to a friend who just got a cat. Her friend had never owned cats before in her life and just happen to stumble into a cat-lationship accidentally. A cat just simply showed up at his doorstep one day and he started to feed it. The relationship truly blossomed from there and the cat adopted him as her owner and he adopted her as his pet.

But then, things took a bit of turn. Once the cat was inside the house, Sarah’s friend noticed something that seemed a bit odd.

The noise was nothing he had heard before and he actually began to panic. In fact, he even called the vet, made an appointment and took the cat in out of worry. When the vet examined the cat, the vet understood what the problem was, immediately. As a new cat owner, Sarah’s friend had no idea that the kitty was actually purring out of pure contentment and love.

So, if you happen to be a new cat owner, you might want to hold off rushing to the hospital after hearing a strange noise.

Your love might actually just be the trigger.