On the night of October 7, 2021, a strong earthquake struck the Tokyo metropolitan area with a magnitude of 5.9. It was the strongest quake to hit the region since the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster in 2011.

In the wake of the earthquake, train operations were suspended in the Tokyo metropolitan area, making it difficult for many people to return home.

The area around stations overflowed with people waiting for the trains to resume operations, and in some cases, people were forced to take unusual means and routes to get home.

Twitter user Koba (@taiyakiumaissu), who works at the famous 8-story Mandarake Complex hobby shop in Akihabara, was one of those affected by the earthquake.

After much trouble, they finally made it home four hours later than usual.

They were understandably exhausted, but what greeted them at home was...

Image reproduced with permission from Koba (@taiyakiumaissu)

"Here's a cat greeting a pitiful human who was stranded because of the earthquake and took four hours to get home."

You can almost imagine the cat saying:

"You're late, hooman. Where's my food?"

That's the expression on its face as it stares at Koba!

Look at that self-assured expression and pose. It's definitely a mood...

Koba's Tweet has over 122,100 likes and 23,800 retweets at the time of writing. It also elicited numerous comments, such as:

  • I laughed at the cat's arrogant attitude. It's too cute!
  • As expected of a cat. So relaxed...
  • It looks like the cat probably doesn't even realize there was an earthquake.

For Koba, who was surely feeling anxious and exhausted from the earthquake, their cat looking totally relaxed must have been a calming sight.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.