Leo the cat has just had its moment. In front of the whole Internet. As the Very Rev. Dr. Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury, was recording a routine Morning Prayer, Leo simply “walked into him”.
Even though the Anglican priest handled it like a pro and continued with the speech, Leo completely stole the show. Recognizing the comedy in the situation, Canterbury Cathedral shared the clip of the funny moment on its official Twitter account. As everyone was enjoying every second of it, someone made it into a GIF and shared it on Reddit where it really took off, generating nearly 70K upvotes. The comments on the two platforms really elevate the recording, making it an instant Internet classic.
As the Very Rev. Dr. Robert Willis was recording a routine Morning Prayer, Leo the cat simply “walked into him”
This is just one of the many memorable minutes in the rich Canterbury Cathedral history. Founded in 597, it is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England.
And it’s absolutely gorgeous, too. The cathedral was completely rebuilt between 1070 and 1077, and the east end was greatly enlarged at the beginning of the 12th century, and largely rebuilt in the Gothic style following a fire in 1174, with significant eastward extensions to accommodate the flow of pilgrims visiting the shrine of Thomas Becket, the archbishop who was murdered in the cathedral in 1170.
Recognizing the comedy in the situation, Canterbury Cathedral shared the funny moment on its official Twitter account
— Canterbury Cathedral (@No1Cathedral) May 23, 2020
Recently, the Cathedral’s clergy have been sharing a lot of content online, including a 5-part video series on the 14th-century English anchoress and mystic Julian of Norwich, and the Dean of Canterbury’s readings of classic tales Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes by Robert Louis Stevenson, and The Voyage of Saint Brendan, Journey to the Promised Land, one of the most famous and enduring stories of Western Christendom. For more information on these and other videos, fire up their website or YouTube channel.
And the comments are priceless
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