Whether or not their motivation was a prize beyond that gate, the ever-looming option of freedom, or they were merely trying to get closer to their mother, we aren't sure, but it doesn't really matter when there are precious, precious kittens involved.In this video -- starring feline brothers Pumpkin and Squash -- two tiny cats attempt to make a break for independence, a life beyond that of their confines after being rescued from a shelter by the wife of YouTube user ThrowingBull.

Considering how good cats are at climbing, you'd think they would have an easier time of it. You should know by now that things are never that easy on the internet, and extreme levels of cuteness ensue. Enjoy. Try not to squee too much if you're in public.