“When the traffic moved I started moving and the cat slipped and panicked and tried to grab the rearview mirror and my daughter freaked out,” Waite said. “I tried to grab the cat then it fell and ran to the back of the car somewhere.”
After the initial shock wore off, Waite realized she had actually seen this cat wandering around outside her house before, and figured he had hopped into the car during the chaos of loading in all the kids. She and her daughter immediately drove home and tried to locate the scared cat inside the car, eventually finding him hiding under the backseat. When Waite tried to grab him, though, he jumped out of the car and quickly ran away.
Waite continued about her day, wondering if she’d see the little guy again and wishing she could have done more. But apparently, she and her family made quite the impression, because the very next day the cat made another appearance — this time, just a tad less dramatic.