Clever cat gives thumbs-up like it's no big deal (VIDEO)

Sep 13, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ET

If you've ever suspected that your cat may be cooler than you, this video is concrete proof. With the help of his newly "opposable thumbs," Jimmy the Cat makes it look like he was born giving a thumbs-up — he really is that cool.

Before you watch what may arguably be one of the most impressive 30-second cat videos on the Internet (that will leave you with a blown mind and plenty of questions), I'm here to clear things up for you. No need to Google what's on everybody's mind: Cats don't have opposable thumbs like people do.

But Jimmy is not just any cat.

According to Jimmy's owner, he is a polydactyl cat, which is fancy talk for a cat born with a few extra toes or fingers on its paws because of a congenital physical anomaly.

As a polydactyl cat, Jimmy has a few tricks up his sleeve. He can sit around like any normal cat, lazily taking up space on the couch, waiting for that perfect moment to catch your eye and give you a very enthusiastic thumbs-up.


Keep your eyes peeled the next time you see a cat hitchhiking on the side of the road — with any luck, it might be Jimmy.

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