Kids get cat after Facebook plea
Children score 110,000 'likes' for new kitty.
Clearly underestimating social media’s love of cats and kids, a Newton, Mass., couple told their son, Remi, 7, and daughter, Evelyn, 1, they could get a cat if a picture of them with a sign pleading for one got 1,000 likes on Facebook.
“We figured our friends and maybe their friends would be nice and kind and share [the photo] with each other,” mom Marisa Urbano told ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday.
But they got a lot more than they bargained for. The picture got more than 110,000 likes, and 100,000 shares in a matter of days. And the Urbanos delivered on their promise, adopting a kitty they named Hairietta L. Pawturr from a local shelter over the weekend.
The name is a play on Harry Potter — and the middle initial stands for “like.” — Watch it at ABC News
Photo: ABC News // The Urbano family welcomed a shelter cat after their kids made a plea for one on Facebook
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