A Man, His Kitten, and Paying It Forward

If you’ve been online at all in the last few days, you’ve probably come across the Mean Kitty Song video on YouTube – it has gotten close to 25 million views since creator Cory Williams put it up on his channel.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qit3ALTelOo&feature=channel

Clearly, he uses the word “mean” in the most loving possible way, as this guy is obviously in love with his little kitten.  I became intrigued, and poked around YouTube a bit more, and found the video that tells The Mean Kitty’s Story:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDJNuypavq8

As Cory talks about Sparta’s story and the impact the video may have had on people, it got me thinking about how wonderful it is that something so small can have such an impact on so many people, which in turn made me think back to the 2000 movie Pay it Forward about a 12-year-old boy who believes in the goodness of human nature and is determined to change the world for the better.  We all have the ability to affect others in everything we do and say, no matter how small, and frequently we’re not even aware of it.  By becoming conscious of the impact our actions and our words have on others each and every day and acting in ways that are in alignment with our true nature, we not only feel good ourselves, we make the world around us a better place.  Think about this as you go through your day today – how have you impacted someone else’s life?  How has someone else’s kindness impacted you?  And how can you pay it forward?

And on a side note, I was happy to hear that, despite the fact that this rambunctious and playful little kitten has clearly done some damage with his claws, Cory speaks out against declawing.  He is using SoftPaws Nail Caps, a humane alternative to declawing.

2 Comments on A Man, His Kitten, and Paying It Forward

  1. Ingrid
    August 24, 2009 at 8:58 pm (10 years ago)

    Glad you enjoyed the video, Dawn. As for a few things having been ruined in your home over the years, I can relate – but like you said, that’s life with a cat. I had to smile when I was at a client’s house the other day and saw clear packing tape on the corners of a chair – I do the exact same thing on one of my chairs that Amber has taken a liking to. Apparently, it’s a cat owner specific decorating touch!

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  2. Dawn Kairns, Author of MAGGIE, the dog who changed my life
    August 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm (10 years ago)

    This video is soooo cute! Reminds me of my Cinnamon when she was a kitten! I am so glad to hear that Cory speaks out against declawing. A few things have been ruined in our home over the years for sure, but that’s just life with a cat!

    Love you reminders to be conscious of our impact on others as we go through our day, and to “pay it forward” with kindness.

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