This Cat and Rat Are the Real-Life Tom and Jerry

Ever thought of buying a cat to chase pesky rodents out of your apartment? Yeah, maybe don't. 

A viral video first shared by Chinese microblogging site Sino Weibo, and then by the Daily Mail, shows a cat literally turn tail and run from a rat. The rat, let's call him "Jerry," chases the cat, let's call him "Tom," all around the kitchen in an ironic reversal of roles. 

Yes, it's just like a real-life version of Tom and Jerry,. Except, Jerry was a mouse, which is not quite as scary as a giant rat.

Cut Tom some slack. Rats are terrifying!

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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and can't blame this cat. Send news tips to and follow her at @karatillie.