Cat Gets Policeman To Knock On 10 Downing Street Door To Let Him In
But while all that's going on, we missed the really important action at Downing Street - where poor Larry, the resident mouse-chaser, had been LEFT OUT IN THE COLD.
In footage that's now gone viral for all the right reasons, you can see Larry the cat walk over to the door and pause, look around as if to say: 'right, which one of you minions is gonna knock on and let me in then?'
The amazing footage shot to everyone's attention when one Twitter user, Lauren Franklin, shared a clip from a live Sky News segment - where Larry can be seen skulking around behind the reporter.
Is there anything more British than this policeman knocking on Number 10 to let the cat in? pic.twitter.com/SpoQkmWI14
- Lauren Franklin (@Franklinsays) November 20, 2018
Stopping at the front door and looking around to see who's around to help him, it doesn't take long before Larry manages to rope in the assistance of a nearby policeman, who dutifully knocks on the door of number 10 for him.
The door swiftly opens and Larry walks in. What a hero.
Sharing the clip on Twitter, Franklin wrote: "Is there anything more British than this policeman knocking on No 10 to let the cat in?"
In a later tweet she added: "I was distracted by the cat for the entire segment."
Many others commented to say how much they enjoyed watching the drama unfurl - with some even making links with Larry's dilemma and Brexit.
One person wrote: "What you can't see on the other side is Larry waiting by the door and Theresa May asking "in or out?!"
Someone else added: "Poor cat, I bet May keeps screaming at it "out means out!"
Referring to the helpful policeman, another said: "At least there is one person at Downing Street who knows what's expected of him."
A fourth commented: "Is the copper going to be the next Brexit minister? Got more sense than anyone before him."
Some were also left querying why the door was answered so quickly, with one person explaining: "There is an official No 10 doorkeeper who's job is to do that. and he's kept busy as this is the only way into the building for everyone from The Prime Minister down to the cleaners."
Another added that there's no way of opening the door from the outside - "Probably because cats wised up to door handles."
One person even managed to somehow summarise the whole thing with an impressive touch of optimism, writing: "If the rest of the country goes to shit at least we have this beautiful moment."
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