Ciao Bella is our kind of cat. She’s mellow, looks sharp and likes to chill with a beer or two. That’s what she was doing (technically, napping on top of some Budweiser cases) when a woman found her and decided to slam the store online.
A reviewer going by the name Diana D took to Yelp to poorly rate a New York City bodega called S.K. Deli Market over its resident cat, Ciao Bella, and people are pissed, according to Mashable. Her post went up in early September but the backlash has been going strong as recently as this week.
To recap: she was complaining about cats on the internet. We could have saved her a lot of angry responses and potential pain by easily predicting the outcome.
Here is her original review — which was screen-capped before Diana D took it down — and a response that seems to sum up everyone’s feelings online.
how miserable of a person do you have to be to leave yelp reviews of bodegas complaining about bodega cats pic.twitter.com/7WwCk6spye
— FLAIL WALDORF (@kornyazngurl) October 23, 2016
In addition to tweets supporting the cat and store, people also posted photos of Ciao Bella inside the bodega with positive things to say about the cute cat. Positive Yelp reviews of S. K. Deli Market also flowed in, boosting the store’s ratings.
@kornyazngurl Bodega cats are the best!
— Chick Gone Bad (@chickgonebad) October 24, 2016
@SynKami tbh, I don't trust a bodega that doesn't have a cat
— Carlos LaBestia (@Arturo_Ulises) October 25, 2016
We love Ciao Bella and we’re glad she’s able to stay in a store where she’s clearly comfortable, which seems like a decent place with a lot going for it. But even if we didn’t, the collective internet and its bestie, cats, have a bulletproof bond that will easily fend off any haters.