Cat Instantly Regrets Jumping Onto Ceiling Fan In Hilarious Fail

A viral TikTok video of a brave cat who instantly regretted jumping onto a ceiling fan has left the internet in stitches.

Shared by TikTok user keeleymcmahon98, the video showed a cat eying up whether to jump from a shelf, above a fireplace mantelpiece, to a still ceiling fan.

In the video, which can be seen here, the cat can be seen carefully gauging the distance it will need to jump in order to successfully land on the fan, all the while the owner continues to film the feline.

After gaining the courage, the cat can be seen taking a leap of faith and successfully landing on the fan.

But the feline appeared to regret the move almost instantly as the force of the jump sent the fan quickly spinning.

The cat can then be seen hanging, seemingly for its dear life, when the person recording the video springs into action, concerned over the situation in which the feline found itself.

But almost as soon as the owner stood up to help the cat it jumped down from the fan, bringing the clip to an end.

Since being uploaded onto TikTok Sunday, the video has been viewed some 1.5 million times and liked on around 102,900 occasions.

The clip generated a sizeable discussion in the comment section with many sharing their view on what happened.

One TikTok user said: "I love that you sat there filming knowing what was about to happen and then suddenly panicking when it happened."

Another added: "I think he saw that going differently in his head."

While a third person posted: "It just wanted to go on a joy ride."

A fourth commenter took an opportunity to joke about the situation, adding: "He just became part of the 'fan club'."

Newsweek has contacted keeleymcmahon98 for comment.

Cats are among the most popular choices for Americans who want to have a pet in their home.

Earlier this year, Newsweek reported on a study by Dutch scientists showing one in four cat owners see their pet as like their child.

Published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, the study revealed many of the 1,800 cat owners assigned roles that mirror human relationships.

An example was that 27 percent of cat owners involved in the study chose the relationship description "my cat is like a child to me" from a series of responses.

Some 52 percent of cat owners also described their pet as being "part of the family," according to the study.

Stock image of cat jumping
Stock image of cat jumping. The video has been viewed more than 1 million times online. Getty