Being able to have a pet as a friend and companion in life is something that many people take for granted these days.
But some aren’t able to experience the joy a pet brings for an assortment of possible reasons. For starters, taking care of a pet is a large commitment, one which many people may not be ready for. Others just don’t want the hassle of having to care for another living creature all the time.
For one girl, she wasn’t able to have a pet simply because her father said so.
Twitter user Danielle Grubisic has a younger sister who has wanted a pet cat for a while. Though she constantly pestered her father, every hint and request went unnoticed or ignored. For a time, Grubisic’s sister even seemed on the verge of giving up.
But she was not one to quit. She came up with an ingenious idea.
Instead, Grubisic’s sister came up with a be-all and end-all final stand to try and convince her father to change his mind.
Putting her creativity to work, she came up with an elaborate plan that she was sure would finally be successful. Working intently on it, she decided to play to her father’s emotional heartstrings, hoping that it would be more effective.
What she came up with was absolutely hysterical.
Grubisic’s sister put together a “wall of sorrow” featuring pictures of cats looking sad and downtrodden because they did not have an owner. Many pictures were hand drawn, but there were also some printed ones to go along with them.
Grubisic’s sister went all out for the wall, even drawing tears on many of the cats’ faces to go along with the pictures.
The funniest part though are the notes she added to the wall.
“You’re letting them die in a tiny box doing nothing but crying,” one note said.
“They’re going to die alone, they never even got to get a home because some people want them to die,” said another.
One note went a bit further.
“You’re killing innocent lives!” it said.
Upon discovering what her sister was up to, Grubisic was entertained by her efforts and snapped a few pictures for a Tweet on social media. She never expected her Tweet to blow up as much as it did though.
“My little sister made a ‘wall of sorrow’ to make my dad feel bad so she could get a cat,” Grubisic said in the Tweet.
In the two days since it was shared, it has amassed over 25,000 likes.
In addition, the Tweet has also received almost 10,000 retweets along with dozens of replies.
Oh, and if you’re wondering if the plan worked, the final picture in the Tweet says it all.
Check out the Tweet that started it all below.
My little sister made a “wall of sorrow” to make my dad feel bad so she could get a cat.. well it worked pic.twitter.com/TMiGVmQzSF
— Danielle Grubisic (@Itsssdanielle) December 10, 2017