Sometimes, the best-laid plans go horribly awry … and find themselves on YouTube where we can all laugh for days over them.
When Heather Brooker, an LA-based mom, gifted her 3-year-old daughter Channing a cat this Christmas, she wasn’t expecting the moment to go viral. But as you can see in the video above, at the exact moment Channing opened the box, the cat slipped out. Which meant a perplexed Channing was left there with an empty box and a whole lot of questions.
Soon, however, Channing spots the cat in the corner and has the most precious response. But her parents — and all of us watching — are left in hysterics over the brief confusion.
According to a post on Brooker’s blog, Motherhood in Hollywood, she and her husband had planned for months to get Channing a cat. After researching local animal shelters and deciding on the perfect moment for the surprise, they told Channing she had one last gift to open from Santa.
Once Channing eventually found the kitty, she instantly fell in love and named her Gracie I Love You Brooker, naturally.
The next day, Brooker posted the video on YouTube with the caption:
“We gave my daughter a cat for Christmas but it didn’t go exactly as we planned. Some times life’s imperfect moments are more perfect than you could imagine 🙂 enjoy!”
The 40-second clip now has over 114K views and climbing as viewers everywhere can’t get enough of the perfectly imperfect Christmas moment.