With their adorable looks and curious antics, it’s no surprise that cats dominate the Internet. Apparently, the pioneers of filmmaking felt much the same way about our feline friends.

“The Sick Kitten” is a short film by G.A. Smith made in 1901, six years after the birth of cinema. The film, uploaded to YouTube in 2008 by the British Film Institute, is making the rounds on Reddit this week, proving that cute kitty behaviour is perennially interesting.

The scene focuses on two children playing doctors with their cat. They feed the cat liquid from a bottle labeled “Fisik” (likely just milk, given how eagerly the kitten laps it up) and congratulate each other on “curing” their pet.

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