The only thing the boyfriend was looking forward to after returning from a vacation with his girlfriend was meeting his pet.
The best way to judge a man is through his priorities. Emily Shaw - who goes on TikTok by @emilyyshaw - shows this with her viral video, where her boyfriend's reply, even when he dismissed her, is screaming "green flag." The video has the boyfriend prioritizing their pet cat and his love for his pet met with applause in the comments section. Everyone had the same opinion that if a man can love his pet so much, then he is definitely the one to hold on to. The man's endearing reaction has got him the label of "biggest green flag ever."
The video features Shaw returning from a trip with her boyfriend. She asks him on their way, "How do you feel about getting back?" He immediately answered, "F****** mint. I can't wait to see my cat." The best thing about him coming back home was his beloved cat. He did not care about the jet lag or any other thing, just his pet. The girlfriend was a bit taken aback but she also knew his love for his pet so, she seemed completely fine with his choice. She funnily captioned the video, "The cat always takes priority."
The video has now taken the internet by storm. People are calling the man "a keeper" and are appreciating his choice. @clairefwxx wrote: "Biggest green flag ever." "Only good thing about coming home. Always miss my two cats so much," commented @lolalolalolad and @sheldoncornaby shared: "That’s me! I miss my cats when on holiday." @raisinboyy7 chimed in: "This is actually me...hahaha, priorities in check."
Seeing the massive positive reaction the video garnered, Shaw did a cat reveal video. The video had the beloved black cat cuddled up on Shaw's boyfriend. He was landing one kiss after another on his pet. It was evident that the man missed his cat. The beauty, like all the cats, was loving the attention showered on him. The man's preference showed his emotional stability, as per a November 2020 study in the National Library of Medicine. The study concludes that people who find an emotional connection with their pets encounter love, happiness and peace.
Another instance of a boyfriend choosing his cat over his partner happened in 2022, albeit this one took a serious turn. The boyfriend posted on Reddit how his girlfriend asked him to choose between her and the cat. The man broke up with her immediately. "I love her [his cat Connie] and I also promised her on the day I adopted her from the shelter that I will always take care of her. I am keeping that promise," the user wrote at the time.
Pet abandonment is a huge issue across the globe. Several people take on pets in their household, thinking it would be an enjoyable experience. But, when they realize how much of a responsibility taking care of a pet actually is, they get tired. Their easiest solution is to leave them out on the streets. Four Paws pointed out how this adversely impacts the pets, as they have no idea about surviving on the street. Moreover, the World Animal Foundation revealed that 6.3 million animals were left alone by their owners and entered the shelter. In such distressing circumstances, seeing a person caring so diligently about their pet was heartwarming for the social media users.
The comment section of Shaw's video is in favor of the boyfriend. @r3pelst33ltje declared her wish and commented, "I want a boyfriend like him." @chrismccloskey1266 advised her never to lose him and wrote, "He is a keeper! The cat is waiting."