Man’s Slight-of-Hand Trick Makes Kitten Appear Out of Thin Air

Melissa Knowles

People who advocate pet adoption often stress the importance of adopting an animal from a local shelter over buying one from a pet store. However, there aren't many people who are able to get that point across with a mind-bending magical trick that makes you not believe your eyes.

A video of a Taiwanese man named Loya making a small kitten appear out of thin air has people going wild on YouTube. So far, the video of the magic trick has amassed more than 1.3 million views in just over two weeks. The running time of the video is under 30 seconds, but Loya certainly makes his point. In the video he says a phrase in Chinese that is translated to mean, "Please adopt instead of purchase." Loya has clearly mastered the slight-of-hand trick, because all of the eyewitnesses to his stunt seem to be in shock and awe.

By the way, in the about section of the video, Loya says he's really a rapper, not a magician. Here's the video to prove it. Apparently he has multiple talents, because he certainly pulled off the kitten trick with ease, and the video featuring him rapping has more than a half-million views so far. How do you like that? A rapper with a sensitive side who's also an animal lover.

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