Atchoum, the Internet’s new favorite cat, is as scary as he is cute

You can't handle this fluff monster.


Greg Seals

Internet Culture

Published Feb 5, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 3:00 pm CDT

It doesn’t take much to give your cat 15 seconds of online fame these days. If you doubt the truth of this, just ask any of the hundreds of thousands of house cats who have had videos of their adorable behavior posted to Facebook. The problem isn’t getting attention; it’s standing out among the ever growing number of animals vying for Internet users’ attention.

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To stand out, you need to be unique. “Unique” is truly one of the only ways to describe a cat named Atchoum.  

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Between his disheveled mane, his dark coloring, and his glowing orange eyes, we’re not sure whether we should fall in love or be scared for the safety of our souls.

One thing is for certain: We don’t envy his owner for all the hairballs he has to clean up. 

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H/T People | Photo via atchoumfan/Instagram

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*First Published: Feb 5, 2015, 8:54 am CST