When Mog the trouble-prone cat accidentally set her familys house on fire, it seemed certain that Christmas had been ruined. But thankfully, theres a heartwarming twist to this holiday tale, and it’s gone viral this week.
The Christmas ad for the British supermarket chain Sainsburys, which has been watched more than 1 million times in 24 hours, has already been hailed by some U.K. viewers as the best of the season. Watch “Mogs Christmas Calamity,” reportedly narrated by actress Emma Thompson, in the clip above.
Mog the cat is the creation of bestselling childrens writer Judith Kerr, who penned an entire series of books about the lovable but clumsy feline. As The Guardian notes, this is Mogs first appearance since 2002, when the cat died of old age in the book “Goodbye, Mog.”
For Sainsburys Christmas campaign, Kerr, now 92, revived the cats story, penning “Mogs Christmas Calamity.” She also illustrated a book of the same name to accompany the ad. Itll be sold in Sainsburys stores, with all profits going to the charity Save the Children.
“I have enjoyed illustrating Mog again after so many years and am thrilled that this special Christmas story will help raise funds for Save the Children and the important work they do for childrens literacy,” Kerr told The Guardian.
The nonagenarian, whose other books include “The Tiger Who Came To Tea” and “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit,” makes a cameo appearance in the Sainsburys ad. See if you can spot her in the video above.