It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing
Best thing I have ever seen I love cats so much omg
Your cute cat of the day
Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course).
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.
Cats are very adaptable when it comes to communicating with humans! Meows aren’t a mode of communication used among adult cats. They just figured out that humans respond well to meowing, mostly because it’s similar sounding to a human baby. Cats pretty much domesticated themselves because human settlements had lots of pests the humans would let them eat. So it makes sense that cats would figure out how to communicate with deaf humans pretty easily.