Ever since Gabriella Tropea rescued Boko the cat as a stray on her college campus, they have been pretty much best friends. So when Tropea got locked out of her house in Austin, Texas, Boko had a chance to repay his person for getting him off the streets.
Last February, Tropea walked her little sister Isabelle to school. When Tropea returned home, she realized that Isabelle had accidentally locked the door behind them and that she had left her keys inside. That’s when Boko sprung to action.
“I got to the front door and Boko could hear me trying to get in,” Tropea said. “He started crying and scratching at the door.”
Then, the smart kitty actually moves the wooden bar keeping the back porch sliding door locked, letting his person into the house. While this was happening, Tropea took video footage, which went viral on Twitter.
My sister accidentally locked me out of the house so I went to check if the back door was unlocked and this happened pic.twitter.com/2zkjeyFJk5
— Gabby Tropea (@gabbytropea) February 18, 2019
“He started rubbing his face on the stick and I was encouraging him to mess with it. I was coaching him to lift it up. He understood what I was trying to tell him and he started lifting it up!”
Thats it. You gotta give that cutie all the snack and treats forever now. pic.twitter.com/OSTk3Hhsu8
— Narsha Spicy Goreng (@narshAli) February 18, 2019
For anyone who asks, “What’s so great about cats?” Or “why are you a cat person?” Show them this video.
— Tavia (@TaeWill20) February 18, 2019
— Kautzar (@kautzar_123) February 19, 2019
This cat obviously been sneaking other cats in
— Cruella DeReal 🖤🤍 (@Val_Minaj) February 19, 2019
Tropea says she was “not surprised this blew up because Boko is a hero and he deserves this.” We agree!