Hundreds of passengers are welcomed each day by a street cat at an Israeli train
Dan Kashani, an Israeli commuter, said that’s the predicament daily travelers at a train station face pretty much every day. Dan Kashani ultimately made the decision to record what often occurs with a local cat known as Shawarma. Since the neighborhood station in Petah Tikva, a town near to Tel Aviv, took in the stray cat, shawarma has become a mainstay of the establishment.
Kashani stated, “I was returning from work. “I just saw the cat lying on the gate as soon as I arrived to the gate, and it was extremely cute—it made me smile.”
Kashani had already witnessed Shawarma, but this time he felt the need to record the experience. In Kashani’s video, Shawarma can be seen unhurriedly relaxing on one of the turnstiles as patrons swipe their tickets.
Ever Since Kashani shared the video of the local superstar, she has established herself as a sort of global figure and attracted attention from all over the world. Some viewers were shocked by the sheer number of people who passed the cat without even looking at her. “Pet the damn cat you animals!” one user yelled, but Kashani claims that Shawarma has a reputation for being a little erratic.
Whether you extend your hand and wait to see if she’s interested, you can pet her, Kashani told The Dodo. She will occasionally let folks know with a tiny scratch or bite, though, if she isn’t into it. She needs to be interested.
On that particular day, though, Shawarma did consent to a little head-petting from at least one passenger; the moment is charming but fleetingly captured in the film.
In addition to receiving 1,200 friend requests on Facebook after the video was widely circulated, Kashani also got a call from the town’s mayor. “I want to meet that cat; what station is it?” the mayor called me. stated Kashani. I informed him, and he went there and encountered the cat.
Kashani stated, “He gave her food, treats, a toy, and patted her.” “You’re a cool mayor, I didn’t vote for you, but I’ll do so now!” I said.
By: Dan Kashani