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It's National Cat Day, so Uber is delivering kittens to people who don't live in Philly

If you haven't heard of Uber, it's the town car service app people pull up on their iPhones when they're sick of dealing with Philly's crappy cabs or when they're S.O.L. because the PPA ran SideCar out of town or when they're leaving one of those schmoozy corporate parties that come with free Uber codes for rides home.

It's National Cat Day, so Uber is delivering kittens to people who don't live in Philly

Janelle Dougherty holds kitten Gandie as sister Dori sits on the couch in Port Richmond on Sunday, August 11, 2013.  Gandie is missing her left hind paw as Dori is missing her right hind paw.  ( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer )
Janelle Dougherty holds kitten Gandie as sister Dori sits on the couch in Port Richmond on Sunday, August 11, 2013. Gandie is missing her left hind paw as Dori is missing her right hind paw. ( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer )

If you haven't heard of Uber, it's the town car service app that people pull up on their iPhones when they're sick of dealing with Philly's crappy cabs or when they're S.O.L. because the PPA ran SideCar out of town or when they're leaving one of those schmoozy corporate parties that come with coupons that have codes for a free trip with Uber.

To celebrate National Cat Day, the folks at Uber are offering a kitten delivery service. Seriously, in San Francisco, Seattle and New York, people can use their Uber apps to have a driver swing by their homes or offices with a batch of cuddly kittens to help you get through the day.

Partnering up with meme site Cheezburger, Uber will let feline-lovers order 15 minutes of kitten playtime for $20 if they live in New York, San Francisco, or Seattle.

People can reserve kittens through the Uber app and the $20 fee will be donated to a local animal shelter.

The kittens—which users can decide to adopt if they fall hopelessly in love—also come with cupcakes and an "Uberiffic Cat Pack." We have no idea what's in the Cat Pack.

The service is not available in Philadelphia.

If there exists a website in one of those three cities that did not have a kitten delivered to its offices this afternoon, then they should have their Internet privileges revoked for a minimum of three fortnights. [Business Insider]

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