When Urbano’s 7-year-old son Remi kept pleading for a pet cat, he came up with a bet he admittedly thought wouldn’t go anywhere. If a picture of Remi and his 1-year-old sister, Evelyn, pleading for a cat got 1,000 likes on Facebook, he would buy the siblings a cat.
Marisa Urbano took the photo of Remi, alongside Eveyln, holding a sign that read, “Hey FACEBOOK! My sister & I REALLY want a CAT! My Papa PROMISES we can get one if we can get 1000 LIKES! PLEASE like this picture! Thank you .”
She posted it to her Facebook page Wednesday and just hours later, according to Marisa, the family knew they’d be getting a cat. Less than one week later, the picture has more than 110,000 likes on Marisa’s Facebook page and has been shared more than 100,000 times.
“Never, ever did we think this was going to happen,” Marisa Urbano told “GMA.”
Over the weekend the Urbanos welcomed the new addition to their family, a female cat they have named “Hairietta L. Pawturr.” The original plan was to name the cat Hairy Pawturr but when they found out “he” was a “she,” they switched it to Hairietta instead. She gained the middle initial “L” because she got so many likes on Facebook, the family says.
这周末厄尔巴诺一家迎来了他们家庭的新成员，一只名为“Hairietta L. Pawturr” 的母猫，本来的计划是叫这只猫“Hairy Pawturr ”（译者注：音似Harry Potter），但后来他们发现新成员是只母猫，因此改用“Hairietta”。这家人还解释到，猫名的中间有一个大写的“L”，这是因为她在Facebook上得到了许多“like”。
Harrietta was selected by the family as their perfect pet at a local animal shelter, the Gifford Cat Shelter.