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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I was one of the I like pledge's who liked and I like to thank my Face Book friend who forward this to me and it's great to see that the kids got their wish!
Good luck raising that fine fur ball for I have one and he loves me to death!!!
A lot more people should follow this example and give a cat or a dog a loving environment.
This would certainly help toward alleviating the over-population of homeless domestic pets in this country. Way to go kids!!!!
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