It’s happened to the best of us. We’re enjoying a cold treat on a warm day and then BRAIN FREEZE! It feels like a million tiny hammers angrily beating up nails inside your head.
This cat understands our pain all too well. In a video uploaded to YouTube last summer by Napo TV (and still making the Internet rounds because it’s just THAT hilarious), Persian cat Napo appears to suffers from a bad brain freeze and doesn’t know what to do about it.
First, Napo (short for Napoleon) is seen calmly enjoying his ice cream.
Then, all of a sudden, he throws his head back in pure terror, gurgling until the immobilizing freeze passes.
He’s obviously shaken, but immediately returns to the treat and spends the remainder of the video licking the rest off the spoon. In fact, the chilling event doesn’t even deter him from licking that spoon clean. Then he proceeds to smack his chops and adorably ham it up for the camera as if to tell us he’s A-OK and would very much like some more.
Now, while Napo’s over-the-top reaction to a very human experience is something the Internet will cherish for years to come, as a pet owner, it’s not the best idea to feed your cat ice cream. Cats drinking milk is the kind of thing that only makes sense in cartoons, as many of them are lactose intolerant.
Napo doesn’t seem to care much about that, though, or even the risk of getting a second brain freeze, for that matter. And we’re sure he’s very much looking forward to summer, when ice cream will be in abundance.