In a week dominated by death, destruction and rivers of bad news, sometimes all it takes is a rogue social media editor and the promise of cute babies to perk the world up.
On Tuesday, National Public Radio’s Online editor, Christopher Dean Hopkins, wanted to give his Facebook friends a particularly adorable update on his baby daughter Ramona, and how much Ramona love cats.
So, he posted a status about it.
“Ramona is given new toy: Smiles, examines for 20 seconds, discards,” he wrote. “Ramona gets a hug: Acquiesces momentarily, squirms to be put down. Ramona sees three cats 30 feet away: Immediately possessed by shrieking, spasmodic joy that continues after cats flee for their lives.”
Therefore, Ramona likes cats.
It’s just that he actually didn’t post the status on his personal Facebook page. Instead, he posted it on NPR’s Facebook page. A page which has over 6,000,000 likes. And the status was live for 13 minutes.