This is the cute moment a cat sits patiently in front of a supermarket shelf filled with cat food before a kindhearted shopper stops to buy some Whiskas for the hungry feline.
The scene was filmed by Ozan Goksu, 27, who was shopping at a Rossmann store on Serasker Street in the district of Kadikoy in the Turkish province of Istanbul on 26th September.
Ozan filmed the kitten when he saw it sitting patiently in front of the cat food section and the video has been over 12,000 times on his Instagram page.
The footage shows Ozan coming across the kitten in the supermarket as it waits in front of the cat food products. He then buys it and empties the contents on the ground outside.
Ozan told Newsflash: “After sharing the video, I received a lot of nice comments and messages. People who have also seen this cat reached out to me.
“It turns out that this stray male cat is constantly wandering around the Rossmann store, doing the same trick to different customers every time he gets hungry.”
Twitter user ‘Bayirturbu’ wrote: “Is that Rossmann in Kadikoy? I fell into the same cat trap there!”
Netizen ‘Ozlem’ wrote: “This cat is a regular here. He always waits in front of the food stand and makes people buy food. I fell into his trap too.”
Ozan asked people to be more conscious about stray animals, telling Newsflash: “I am an animal activist, and for two years I have been making videos with animals and sharing them on my social media accounts to raise awareness.
“The reason I made this video was to raise awareness about stray animals. I think everyone should help stray animals within their means.”
Istanbul is home to a large stray cat population, with estimates ranging from 100,000 to over a million. Many Turkish citizens view stray cats as communally-owned pets, and the country has a no-kill, no capture policy.