When our readers tell us they want more of something — in this case, stories about cats because who can ever get enough of those? — we listen. And we want that same listening spirit to extend to whoever might be able to set up a service that brings kittens to your door for some playtime and cuddly cat times in every town across this great country we call home.
As I type these words and you read them, there’s a magical event underway in Seattle, New York and San Francisco: To celebrate National Cat Day, car service Uber has teamed up with Cheezburger to bring kittens to the people.
Here’s how I Can Haz UberKITTENS works, as explained on Uber’s blog — it’s essentially a service that will bring you a bunch of kitten friends for a limited amount of time:
1. Download the Uber app for iPhone or Android
2. Between 11am – 4pm today, request the “KITTENS!” option via your app
3. If the furry friends are available, you and your buds will be enjoying 15 minutes of snuggles and cupcakes made by the famous Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman and his team at Charm City Bakery.
The $20 is charged directly to your Uber account, and all of the proceeds will be donated to local shelters in each participating city, with the option to donate more as well as to adopt some of the kittens. That all depends on well those kittens snuggle, of course.
I don’t know why we can’t have this all of the time, everywhere, because it’s a win-win. A win for kittens because they get snuggled and a win for humans also because we get snuggled. Or at least batted at with tiny, adorable needle claws. So cute. Act fast though — kittens are limited. KITTENS.
*Thanks to Elizabeth for the tip!