“I have never laughed so hard in my life. It was one of those random, once-in-a-lifetime things.”
by Brianna Sacks
Natasha Ryce can’t remember the last time she laughed as hard as she did when a squad of stunned, supercharged cats bounced around the inside of her car.
The mother of five was visiting her parents on their 40-acre farm in Hemingway, South Carolina, on Sunday when her youngest daughter, Jess, captured the hysterical #popcorncat moment that’s now blowing up the internet.
“My daughter went to the car to get her saddle out to ride one of the horses and I guess I had left the window down,” the 51-year-old told BuzzFeed News. “We had popcorn, Bugles, and ranch dressing in there and I guess [the cats] smelled it all.”
In the video, which now has more than 8 million views on TikTok, a gang of about six cats is going absolutely crazy inside Natasha’s black Pontiac Bonneville. They’re bouncing off the windshield, scrambling up the leather seats, doing flips against the glass, launching themselves off the center console and through the open window as Jess stands outside stunned, cracking up, and recording the entire thing.
“I was sitting by the pond with my parents when Jess came running and said, ‘Mom, you have to look at this,'” recalled Natasha. “I have never laughed so hard in my life. It was one of those random, once-in-a-lifetime things.”