A man was surprised when he walked into his room in the morning to find a cat with a litter of newborn kittens nestling neatly under his bed.
"I just found a cat that is not mine and it has had babies under my bed," he shared on twitter yesterday.
Paris Zarcilla, a London based film producer/director, went upstairs to get himself a sweater but instead he found a sweet cat mama snuggling with her tiny kittens nursing away.
"Am I dad now?" he wrote.
So... I JUST FOUND A CAT THAT IS NOT MINE AND IT HAS HAD BABIES UNDER MY BED. https://t.co/83ktBHGgT5— Paris Zarcilla (@Paris Zarcilla) 1527670414.0
He had a surge of emotions going through his mind when the most unexpected scenario occurred in the comfort of his home. "Paternal instincts kicking in. Overwhelmed with feels. Don't know how to deal," he tweeted.
In no time, he was overwhelmed by the cuteness that the little bundles of joy exuded.
"I am living for these babies. Any work commitments I have are now temporarily on hold. Sorry I'm a dad now," he added via twitter. "Just cancelled my order for comics and single malt whiskey. Now buying cat food. This is fatherhood yo! I'm here for this."
Cuteness update: I'm dying. https://t.co/fJWUVnlNKh— Paris Zarcilla (@Paris Zarcilla) 1527676493.0
His warm abode suddenly was filled with love and endless amount of purrs.
"I have run the gamut of human emotion today. Unexpectedly discovered more than kittens but also the hidden depths of my own capacity to love," he tweeted.
To my cat sons and daughters, I'll be the hero you deserve, but not the one it needs right now (because of mama cat… https://t.co/5dEPeZYMYi— Paris Zarcilla (@Paris Zarcilla) 1527688914.0
He is hesitant about naming the kitties at this point as he hasn't had a chance to find out if the mom belongs to someone.
Later, he reached out to Cats Protection, a rescue group based in the UK, and they advised that the mother cat should stay with her kittens for at least six weeks.
Right... moral compass ruined. Cat Gods have mercy on my heart. https://t.co/VeepjjvVHs— Paris Zarcilla (@Paris Zarcilla) 1527761722.0
Zarcilla plans to get the cat mama scanned in the near future, but he seems more than ready to offer them a forever home if no one comes forward to claim them.
"Beginning to experience the dread and emotional turmoil of the idea that I might have to give up the fluff blessings at some point. This may be someone's cat and I don't want to take away this joy from anybody. But my dad instincts have kicked in so hard."
Ohayo gozaimasu! Cat mama has had a rather sleepless night (as have I!) But here are the first family in all their… https://t.co/lfZy9Sv56U— Paris Zarcilla (@Paris Zarcilla) 1527759306.0
The mama cat and her kittens are doing well at the place of her choosing.
Perhaps she knew all along that he would be the right human to help look after her brood.
All hail. Long live this Queen. https://t.co/KLzKGptCfx— Paris Zarcilla (@Paris Zarcilla) 1527783238.0
As for now, Zarcilla is enjoying the company of these beautiful creatures as they grow.
"I think I'm living the best day of my life," he said.
I've been meditating on this wonderful but bizarre situation and I've arrived at a place where I'm ready to accept… https://t.co/eNue5LXExT— Paris Zarcilla (@Paris Zarcilla) 1527795524.0
After a visit to the vet, they couldn't find a microchip. "No one has come forward to claim her, so I will," he said.
"Unconventional is what comes to mind when I think of this queen, much like the way she came into my life. So, I'm giving her an unconventional name. I'd like you to meet, Forever. Because her arrival, her presence has changed me... Forever."
If it's not already obvious yet, I'm in love and I intend to keep all 5 wonders. Yep, officially gone cray. It's ti… https://t.co/cwRceXCNEA— Paris Zarcilla (@Paris Zarcilla) 1529885856.0
The kittens have grown by leaps and bounds!
Hey y'all, really recommend finding kittens under your bed. I may have learnt more about myself in the past 4 weeks… https://t.co/jHSB5M1V8O— Paris Zarcilla (@Paris Zarcilla) 1530317579.0
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