Just imagine you were a tiny kitten still trying to figure out the world when you saw the “other cat” in a mirror. Let’s put a modern-day twist on it and pretend you see yourself on the screen of a cell phone with a front-facing camera.
Cellphones have come a long way since the first model came out over 40 years ago. That one was about the size of a hardcover book, and all it did was phone calls. That’s it. Through the 1980s, not much changed. But then cell phones got a lot smaller in a hurry.
In the last decade, the smartphone has become ubiquitous. It’s the ultimate Swiss Army Knife: you can browse the web, take photos, play games, and, oh, yes, make phone calls, too. But for our narcissistic society, one camera wasn’t enough. So they added a front-facing camera, the better for people to take selfies.
The front-facing camera has more practical uses, too. For instance, it can serve as a hand mirror: if you’re worried about how your hairdo or make-up look, just turn the phone on. And this brings us to one more useful thing cell phones can do for us: take cute videos of kittens.
Alex is an adorable little foster kitten who discovered the front-facing cell phone camera. And now the old “other cat in the mirror” trick can be recorded and posted to the internet, delighting millions. Alex takes a good look at herself and seems to understand just how cute she is. We’ve posted below the unbelievably cute video of this adorable little feline making good use of a high-tech mirror. If you haven’t fainted from cuteness overload, watch Alex, the selfie-snapping kitten again.