Dad Loses Facebook Bet to Kids; Buys a Cat

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After getting hounded by his kids for a pet cat, Dan Urbano decided to issue a Facebook challenge: Get 1,000 likes on Facebook and the Urbanos will get a pet cat.

Luckily, for 7-year-old Remi and his sister Evelyn, 1, their dad underestimated the power of Facebook.

Mom Marisa Urbano posted up a photo of the kids with a sign that read,  “Hey FACEBOOK! My sister & I REALLY want a CAT! My Papa PROMISES we can get one if we can get 1000 LIKES! PLEASE like this picture! Thank you.”

“We figured our friends and maybe their friends would be nice and kind and share with each other,” the mom-of-two explained.

A week after posting the photo, it received over 110,000 likes and over 100,000 shares.

“Never, ever did we think this was going to happen,” Marisa later added.

True to his word, Dan Urbano and family went to a local animal shelter and adopted a female cat, “Hairietta L. Pawturr.” The middle initial L is a reminder of the number of Likes the photo received, as well as a nagging reminder to Dan to never go against the power of Facebook.

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