Istanbul Has a Metro Cat Who Just Doesn’t Care That You Have to Get to Work

This Cat Is Going Viral For Being Too “Relaxed”

By Catalina Barrios

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There’s nothing like rush hour to ramp up the frenzy. Everyone is on the go, go, go. Buses, metros, subways are all jam-packed. And then imagine that as you run up the escalator to cut some time, you have to leap over a cat sprawled across the entrance way to your gate. A cat that is lolling about, greeting commuters with total Zen.


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This is the cat that has taken up residence at Istanbul’s Taksim Metro; completely undisturbed by passersby.

Braden Thomson posted a video with the perfect caption: “Taksim metro cat really doesn’t care about you.

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The video has been viewed by over 1 million people on Facebook as it demonstrates how calm the cat is even while she lays in the path of a continuous stream of commuters.


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It turns out the cat is actually a very familiar face in this metro station as she has been living there for the past three years. The cat is known as the “Taksim Metro Cat”.

Feral cats are a common site on Turkey’s streets. These are well respected by the residents who don’t dare disturb them, particularly during “cat nap”. It is obvious this popular Metro cat does not have a fear of people.

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