TikToker gets let back in after lockout with jaw-dropping surprise

Austin, Texas - When Bailey Rubal got locked out of her apartment in Austin, she couldn't believe the trick that actually worked to get herself back inside.

Bailey Rubal looked increasingly desperate as she was locked out of her apartment.
Bailey Rubal looked increasingly desperate as she was locked out of her apartment.  © Screenshot/TikTok/baileyrubal

In a TikTok video which has now been viewed by more than 10.9 million people, Bailey filmed her plight trying to get back into her place.

The clip shows the woman sitting on the floor underneath her door handle. She repeatedly knocks and scratches at the door, then listens. Cuts in video make it clear that the TikToker must have been sitting in front of the door for quite a while.

Then it happens: a bang is heard and suddenly the door opens from the inside, while Bailey's jaw drops.

Laughing loudly, Bailey falls onto her back, while the camera catches the clever "door opener."

Her roommate's cat seemed to have jumped onto the handle from the inside, opening the door!

"Why is he so smart?" Bailey wrote of Voodoo, the black cat.

Bailey was shocked at who opened the door!
Bailey was shocked at who opened the door!  © TikTok/Screenshot/baileyrubal

TikTok users are in awe of the magical cat

Voodoo to the rescue!
Voodoo to the rescue!  © Screenshot/TikTok/baileyrubal

During the lockout, Bailey coached Voodoo to open the door from the inside.

"You can do it!" she said to the cat through the locked door.

Thousands of users commented on the amazing clip in awe:

  • "Honestly, I've never been so impressed in my life."
  • "Not all heroes wear capes."
  • "I hope you gave him the biggest treat for it."
  • "I wish my cat was that smart."
  • "You've got to be kidding me!!! The cat really opened the door OMG."

As she replied to her doubters, Bailey insisted that it was really the tiny cat that brought her back inside.

One thing is for sure: Voodoo the cat seems to have work some magic IRL and on the internet, as the video is a viral hit.

Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot/TikTok/baileyrubal

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