Ed Sheeran Returns to Cat Cafe 10 Years Later to Impress Felines with a Song — and Fails Again!

"Trying to win over the same kitties that ran away from me in 2014, same results," the singer-songwriter captioned his Instagram post

<p>Ed Sheeran/Instagram</p>

Ed Sheeran/Instagram

Ed Sheeran performed for a tough crowd in Japan on Tuesday.

The "Bad Habits" singer, 32, recently returned to the same cat cafe where he sang "Thinking Out Loud" to a group of uninterested felines in 2014, and the cats didn't become fans over the 10 years Sheeran was away. In a video Sheeran posted to Instagram Tuesday, the musician appears with an acoustic guitar surrounded by several feasting felines.

As soon as Sheeran attempts his first strum, most of the cats quickly scatter, forgetting their food to escape the music.

"Trying to win over the same kitties that ran away from me in 2014, same results," Sheeran playfully captioned the post.

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The social media clip starts with Sheeran asking the collection of cats, "Who wants to hear a song?" After the cats respond by fleeing, Sheeran gives a slight pout.

"It was not more successful than my last visit," Sheeran says. The video then cuts to footage of the singer's 2014 visit to the cat cafe, which shows him performing to one annoyed-looking feline.

The Instagram video ends in 2024 with close-ups of the cafe cats staring into the camera from afar, seemingly waiting for Sheeran to stop his music.

Fans took the opportunity to joke in the comments of the social media post, with one saying: "They wanted to hear 'Purrfect' obviously 😂"

Another wrote, "Ed Sheeran is my spirit animal."

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Not all felines are afraid of the Grammy winner, though. In December, Sheeran shared a photo of himself cuddled up to one of Taylor Swift's three cats, Meredith Grey, as part of a social media photo dump.

Sheeran captioned the post, "Dumpington #3."

In the sweet snap, the "Shape of You" singer, smiling and wearing a simple white tee, has his face cozied up to the kitty as the two lay on an ottoman.

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Anna Webber/Getty

Swifties immediately flocked to the comments, happy to see the cat the "Lavender Haze" singer, 34, rarely shares.

"Ed confirming that Mer is alive is the highlight of my week 👏," one person wrote.

Another added: "END GAME (TAYLOR'S VERSION) WE CHEERED," alluding to Sheeran's potential involvement in the highly-anticipated Reputation (Taylor's Version) re-recording session.

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Swift has previously said that out of her three cats, Meredith, named after Ellen Pompeo's character in Grey's Anatomy, prefers to stay out of the spotlight.

"The truth is, Meredith just hates having her picture taken," Swift said of Meredith in 2020. "... So yeah, there it is. There's the explanation. She's just a really private little cat. She likes her business kept to herself. She doesn't like a camera shoved in her face, and who can blame her? So there's your update on Meredith."

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