Only in MN: 45 and Sunny? Shirtless Man Seen Walking His Cat
The things Minnesotans do when it gets above freezing...
Video of a Minnesota man seen walking his cat sans shirt has been making its way around online...for good reason. Shared to the Minnesota thread of Reddit by u/Brokbw, the video is captioned "When it’s 45 degrees in Minnesota and both you and your cat need to get out of the house." The short 12-second clip goes on to reveal a man -- wearing only shorts or a swimsuit -- walking his cat outside an apartment complex. It's hard to determine which is weirder -- that he's walking his cat (which seems to be on the leash reluctantly) or that he's shirtless and in shorts.
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Naturally, the video has earned its share of comments, mostly humored.
"This is why I have a cat stroller," says one person of the clearly recalcitrant feline. "Also because my cat is lazy [as f***]."
"Dude, the cat is the least weird part about this," commented another. "What about the shirtless jacked dude wearing shorts and no shoes in 45° weather."
"It looks like he’s wearing a swimsuit," offers a third. "Maybe he was walking to an indoor pool. But, why would he take his cat?"
"I can completely relate with this," concurred another.
A survey by YouGov found that people are mostly likely to break out their shorts again when temps are between 61-70 degrees (25%) followed by 71-80 degrees (23%). Only 8% of those surveyed said they'd break out their shorts if temperatures were between 41-50, though it's safe to assume most of those are Minnesotans.