"They tell teachers to be prepared for anything, but I was not ready to open a book bag this morning and find two kittens," the girl's teacher, Anna Kate Hood, wrote on Facebook. "My student said she even put food in there and wanted to keep them at her desk to cuddle with after she finished her work. Gotta love first grade."
Hood wasn't immediately available for comment about how the saga of the backpack kittens ended, but we suspect she was secretly delighted that her workday included some cats, too.
While there's probably some rule against bringing kittens to school, the harsh reality of which the young student was no doubt later informed, people are still loving her attempt. That's probably why Hood's post is quickly going viral, with countless commenters weighing in: "I'm disappointed in myself that I never thought of this," one wrote.
Of course, a backpack is no place for kittens to hang out all day. As this little girl will soon discover, they'll need plenty rest in a cozier place to prepare for interrupting her schoolwork at home later on.