The pair's wholesome friendship began about year ago when the cat noticed a peculiar recurrence at his front door every morning.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on November 4, 2022. It has since been updated.
A postal worker has charmed the internet by making an extra special delivery at one particular house on his daily route. The mailman has received wide popularity on social media after TikTok user Marisa Jaffe shared an adorable interaction between her cat and the man dressed in blue. Speaking to The Dodo, Jaffe revealed that the pair's wholesome friendship began about a year ago when her handsome cat named Zeppelin noticed a peculiar recurrence at their front door every morning. The observant kitty made a note of how a man would show up at the door every day and insert some pieces of paper through the mail slot.
Being the playful feline that he is, Zeppelin grew fond of pawing at the mail as the mailman attempted to push them through the mail slot. Realizing that the cat had made a game of his daily deliveries, the mailman began making his daily deliveries to Jaffe's house a fun activity for his new feline friend. "Zeppelin waits by the window, and when he sees the mailman coming down the street, he gets so excited and runs to the door," Jaffe revealed. "Highlight of his morning, for sure!"
A video of Zeppelin and the mailman engaging in their daily playtime has gained more than 1.4 million views since being uploaded to TikTok. While many social media users expressed how they cannot get enough of their adorable interaction, several others only had eyes for the handsome postal worker and his warm smile. "Umm is that man the cutest or what????" commented Sarah Woodward while SuziQ asked: "Is this a new Lifetime movie?" Meanwhile, rachelorraine58 admitted that the video had left her wanting to marry the mailman and steal Jaffe's cat.
"I want one of those...The cat seems cool too..," commented stephen rufullmtit. "Why does this feel like the most wholesome sitcom," asked Lianne Raymond. "That little wave? uhm excuse you, mister mailman, now I'm blushing," admitted wiebki. "Love it, only eyes for the cat, human gets a short wave," pointed out Lala. "Adorable! We all need to know if he is single and looking to date," commented a TikTok user with the appropriate username of Cat Lady. "Literally an intro to the best hallmark movie freaking EVER," wrote LillllMissyTX2 while hangry_bubble commented: "Guaranteed it’s the best part of his morning too."
That wave at the end — Rose Harper Maxwell (@RHarperMaxwell) October 22, 2022
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Jaffe shared that the mailman's thoughtful deliveries always give her Zeppelin a big, happy boost. "Zeppelin is as feisty and playful as he seems," she said. Seeing the postal worker and her furry friend enjoy their sweet routine, she can't help but feel joy as well, Jaffe admitted. "I'm very grateful for their friendship," she said. "And because of it, now I have a friendship with the mailman, too."