Sheekilah Jones was last week waiting for her bus to work when an odd noise started to resonate through the peaceful, early-morning streets. Its origin was not immediately apparent.

Jones reported hearing knocking to The Dodo. However, nobody was in the place.

Jones’ eyes scanned her surroundings and came to the following:

There, on a stoop a short ways away, Jones spotted a black cat perched atop a handrail near the door. And it soon became clear as to why.

As Jones look on, the cat proceeded to reach up and paw at the door’s knocker — indicating, exactly like a human would, that he’d kindly like to be let inside.

“I genuinely couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Jones said.

She took video of the curious scene, lest no one else would believe it, either:

It appears that the cat had discovered a method of calling his owner that worked better than, example, the soft pitter-patter of his paws against the door. However, Jones had to pass away before the cat’s request could be fulfilled.

She confessed, “I was tempted to go and knock a little harder for him, but then my bus came. I then took the bus while still in shock.

Millions of people have seen Jones’ video since it first went viral, demonstrating that a lovely kitten will always be accepted into the internet’s collective heart. In particular if he knocks.