It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing
Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course).
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.
EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.
this is pretty remarkable
Story time: I started learning to sign when I was about 11 or 12. I’ve always been pretty natural at learning it and picking it up. When I was 13, I went to a sign language immersion weekend in St Augustine. When my parents told my grandfather and his girlfriend about it, she huffed, rolled her eyes and said, “Well, my daughter taught her dog sign language, so it can’t be that hard to learn.” All I could picture was the golden retriever sitting up on it’s back paws and signing- I assume she meant she taught the dog signed commands.
Now I wonder if the dog really did do that. (I sincerely doubt it.)