Video of Cat With Hiccups Is Melting Hearts Online

Sometimes simple things can be the most effective, which might explain why a short clip of a cat doing a single hiccup has gone viral.

In the video, shared to TikTok by 99kittymeow, a white-and-grey cat is sitting on a glossy white floor staring at the camera.

Text overlaying the footage reads: "Wait for it…"

Next, the animal's ears move backwards before it lets out a tiny hiccup that causes its whole body to jolt.

The video is set to a snippet from the song "Kiss Me More" by Doja Cat, featuring SZA—with the cat's hiccup landing perfectly in time with the tune.

The clip, which can be watched here, is captioned: "Even seen a cat hiccup? #cat #catsoftiktok #catlove."

The video has been watched a whopping 1.8 million times since it was posted on July 3 and has garnered 491,000 likes.

Thousands of comments have also been left on the clip.

One TikTok user, Snow <3, wrote: "That's the cutest thing ever."

Another person, Lau, posted simply: "Awwwww."

Irelynnmiller281 shared: "My cat had the hiccups and just was hiccupping all over the house and it was hilarious."

Jaysucksihatethem observed: "It was on the beat wow."

Khai typed: "did not even flinch when he/she got the hiccups."

The World of Pets remarked: "Perfect timing," adding three laughing face emojis.

An account with the name Unicornwhofartsrainbow commented on the cat's unusual markings, writing: "Yo catto, what happen to the other sleeve?" The TikTok bio for the 99kittymeow account reads: "Mafia cat with tattoo on face and arm."

As with humans, cat hiccups are fairly common and can be caused by a variety of factors. One of the most common causes is overeating.

Al Townsend, a veterinarian based in Baltimore, Maryland, told "Cats tend not to chew their food properly, thus causing them to swallow extra air, resulting in spasms in the diaphragm."

Hair balls can also be the culprit, as cats may get hiccups while they are trying to dislodge the fur in their throat.

Another cat went viral on TikTok in recent days, thanks to a video showing him sitting in a sink with the faucet dripping water onto his head as he stared into the distance. The clip has been watched more than 2.8 million times since August 8.

Many commenters joked that the pet looked as though he was having an "existential crisis" or "going through some personal stuff."

Newsweek has contacted 99kittymeow for comment.

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Stock image of a cat licking its face. A TikTok clip of a cat hiccuping has been watched close to 2 million times. Getty Images