Kids get 100,000 Facebook ‘Likes,’ get dad to cough up cat

Remi Urbano and his sister push all the right Facebook buttons to get what they want.

(Credit: Marisa Papile Urbano)

News flash: Facebook users like cats. They also like feel-good stories. And precocious children. Put those all together and you get the story of two clever kids and their social-media campaign for getting a cat.

Remi Urbano, a 7-year-old, is the marketing genius behind the campaign. He wanted a cat, but his father Dan refused to get him one. Little Remi kept asking, and eventually “No” turned into “Only if you can get 1,000 Facebook Likes.”

With an assist from mom Marisa, a photo of Remi and his little sister went up on Facebook with the challenge, “Dan thinks there is NO way we can do this. I say there is. Help us out.”

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