Cat drinks from mayor's mug during interview

The mayor of a Latvian city didn't expect a cat to interrupt this Q&A session.

ByABC News
April 6, 2017, 11:49 AM

— -- Nils Ušakovs may be known for being the mayor of Latvia's capital city, Riga, but now he's known for a "cat-astrophic" interview caught on camera.

Ušakovs is an animal lover. In fact, there are two adopted two cats named Kuzya and Muris who live in the town hall building in Riga.

Since 2011, they have the "purr-fect" life with the town hall as their playground. Ušakovs has even played social media games with the cats, posting this interactive 360-degree photo on his Facebook page that challenges his followers to find both Kuzya and Muris in his office.

So, it was just a matter of time before the cats plotted a "meow-nificent" way to steal the spotlight from Ušakovs.

On Tuesday Ušakovs was participating in an online Q&A session when -- about 17 minutes into the interview -- one of the cats strutted into frame and started to drink out of Ušakovs' mug.

Ušakovs calmly watched the cat boldly drink out of his mug and then tried to pet the cat as it jumped off the table.

That cat must be "feline" pretty good after its 15 seconds of fame.

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