It’s cute in its own way, and it acts as a sort of CliffsNotes for all the other cat videos that you never waste time at work watching. The pouncing? Cats evolved to “stalk, pounce, kill and eat,” and they’ve still got that instinct. The hiding? Cats long were prey as well as predator, and so they learned how to escape by squeezing into strange spots.
And purring, the purpose of which remains a mystery, happens at a frequency that “can promote tissue regeneration.” So if your cat sleeps on your face, the video suggests, it just might be healing your cheek muscles.