Random Black Cat Takes Subway in Manhattan — and One Rider Gets Really Freaked Out

What to Know

  • A random cat was spotted strolling through a subway car in Manhattan Monday; video was posted to Twitter
  • Many riders seemed amused by the feline; at least one woman, though, appeared absolutely terrified
  • More than 25,000 people watched the video in the first 24 hours it was posted

A random black cat somehow made its way -- apparently alone -- onto a subway in Manhattan, slinking quietly through a train car and seriously freaking out at least one rider, video posted to social media shows.

Twitter user NewYorkNeek said he noticed the cat when he got on a southbound 1 train at Dyckman Street around 2 p.m. Monday. Naturally, he captured the moment on video.

That footage shows the cat creeping -- as only cats do -- out from underneath some seats, emerging in the center of the car and then trotting past the doors to the next row of seats. Several amused riders turn their heads to watch. 

One woman, though, appears absolutely terrified. When the cat gets near here, she flings her feet out across from her body so no part of her is touching the ground. She keeps close watch on the cat as it slinks under the seat. Then it shows up again, next to her, and sidles up to another rider's jeans pants leg.

The woman jumps in her seat in the opposite direction, desperate to get away. She then moves down a single seat away from the cat, which, unbothered, keeps moving through the subway car to the next row of seating.   

Maybe she's just not a cat person.

@NewYorkNeek said the cat got off the train at 125th Street, with no sign of an owner. He captioned his Twitter video simply: "Only in New York City you see a random cat bullying passengers."

More than 25,000 people watched the video in the first 24 hours it was posted.

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