Sox the cat helps to pay for her owner’s tuition fees after YouTube appearance

Companies contacted the student offering him cash in order to advertise next to his video clip

Aftab Ali
Student Editor
Friday 30 October 2015 11:50 GMT
A startled Sox's poses in front of the bathroom mirror have gone down a treat with YouTubers
A startled Sox's poses in front of the bathroom mirror have gone down a treat with YouTubers (Fraser Napier/YouTube)

Everyone loves a good cat video, hence why we should all be in a great mood today in the wake of celebrating National Cat Day yesterday. However, if this one student’s story is anything to go by, feline clips can have life-changing consequences.

Fraser Napier, 24, from Blackburn in Scotland, spotted his cat, Sox, sitting on the edge of his bathtub in fascination at her reflection in the mirror. Quickly filming the surprised cat pulling a variety of poses, Napier posted the clip onto YouTube which has since gathered more than 3.5 million views.

Speaking with the Evening Express, the creative industries college graduate explained how companies contacted him with requests to pay him for advertising space next to the clip - which has now provided him with enough money to pay for his tuition at North East Scotland College.

Watch the famous clip:

Describing how he only did it because he thought others would like the video, the site reported how the £1,800 cash Napier has since amassed will help him in his ambitions to secure full-time or freelance work within TV.

Sox continues to ensure her fans are kept happy by making occasional YouTube appearances.

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