Feline confused? Amusing footage of a ‘stubborn’ cat running the wrong way down an escalator is watched by millions
- A viral video shows the cat trying to go down a stairway heading up in China
- It spent a few minutes trying to descend before giving up, an eyewitness said
- The 25-second clip has amassed more than six million clicks since yesterday
- People have flocked to share the philosophy they learned from the short clip
By Billie Thomson For Mailonline
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A trending video has captured the amusing moment a cat walked the wrong way down an escalator in China.
The moggy, described as ‘stubborn’, spent a few minutes trying to descend the moving stairway which was heading up, according to the eyewitness who filmed the footage.
A 25-second clip of the cat’s funny action has amassed more than six million clicks since it was posted online yesterday.
The moggy, spotted in China’s Suzhou city, spent a few minutes trying to descend the moving stairway which was heading up, according to the person who filmed the viral footage
The furry escalator rider was spotted on Sunday in a three-storey library in eastern China’s Suzhou, the video uploader, Ms He, told MailOnline.
A crowd of bemused bystanders gathered at the bottom of the upward stairs to watch the determined animal trying to come down, Ms He said.
The viral video starts by showing the cat running down the escalator from the top. Despite its effort, it couldn’t get very far on the stairway heading the opposite direction.
It briefly stopped when it met a man who was walking up but soon carried on with its odyssey in an even more resolute fashion.
After dashing for around 15 seconds without pausing, it came to an abrupt halt on a step and carried upwards.
The video has gathered more than 372,000 ‘likes’, 44,000 comments and 19,500 shares on Douyin, the Chinese version of Tik Tok, since it was shared by a video blogger on Sunday
Ms He said after going up and down on the escalator several times, the cat eventually gave up on its adventure and was brought back to the top of the escalator.
It is believed that the cat was safe and unhurt.
In a post accompanying the video, Ms He billed the cat as ‘stubborn’. She also gave the clip a humorous caption reading ‘why can’t Wuhuang go down?’ – referring to a Chinese cartoon cat known for its proud temperament.
The video has gathered more than 372,000 ‘likes’, 44,000 comments and 19,500 shares on Douyin, the Chinese version of Tik Tok.
One impressed viewer commented: ‘Even cats have their treadmill nowadays.’
Another person joked: ‘This is a sports-loving cat.’
The moggy has been compared to Wuhuang cat (above), a cartoon cat known for being proud
However, many others have also pointed out the philosophy they learned by watching the short clip.
One such commenter thought: ‘[This is] like life. Once you stop, you will be brought back to the starting point.’
Another participant concluded: ‘The video teaches us all efforts spent in the wrong direction will be in vain.’
Earlier this month, another cat became an internet sensation in China after allegedly being escorted off a high-speed train.
The video uploader wrote in her post jokingly that the furry traveller had been ‘forced to leave the train after refusing to buy a ticket’.
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