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Published:April 16th, 2019 18:37 EST
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Pic of Mystery Cat Sleeping on Hospital Patient Goes Viral

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Andrew Falloon`s father was fresh out of an operation when he was visited by a surprise guest. After his wife went out, leaving the door slightly ajar, Mr. Falloon was found sound asleep with a cat resting on him. Mr. Falloon does not own a cat."

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Mashable

Fallon doesn`t own a cat, and the hospital doesn`t have any therapy cats on staff, it`s a mystery where the unusual visitor came from.

Some think the angelic visitor was dispatched by the Almighty to minister to the sick man recuperating from an operation. I think not. The kitty choose the sleeping patient to sleep on for the same reason that your pet sleeps on your laptop, radiator and your belly: felines love to sleep on anything that`s warm.

If Falloon had died from his operation, there`s little chance that the furball would have been found sleeping on the frigid corpse.

I must confess that the image of the sleeping beauty is adorable and I can understand why it`s been viewed online over 16 million times, but it`s not proof of a cat`s sympathetic nature.

When my cats hop on my bed at night, I`m grateful that their soothing purring and physical warmth will soon lull me to sleep, but I don`t fool myself into thinking that they sleep with me because they love me so much.

Link to pic of adorable kitty sleeping on patient:

https://mashable.com/article/man-recovering-operation-random-cat/

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Link to homepage of Robert Paul Reyes: http://robertpaulreyes.com