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Ladies and gentleman, meet the super muscular cat the internet can’t get enough of, known simply as Buff Cat.
everyday i think about this buff cat i encountered last year pic.twitter.com/BxIYvKz2id— buff cat (@officialbuffcat) May 28, 2018
The person running the @officialbuffcat Twitter account didn’t immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment but told BuzzFeed News that she spotted the cat in her neighborhood in Quebec.
The account was created in March and already has over 16,000 followers, but it appears the first post appeared just a few days ago, on May 28.
As you can see, Buff Cat is not just big, but incredibly muscular.
here's a video of the buff cat pic.twitter.com/xTVETgfBoQ— buff cat (@officialbuffcat) May 28, 2018
found a new (old) pic pic.twitter.com/MI7YwUku9z— buff cat (@officialbuffcat) May 29, 2018
Even Dr. Dan Smith, a New York veterinarian, is impressed by Buff Cat. Smith told BuzzFeed News he wasn’t sure what caused the cat’s unique physique, but it might be similar to a genetic condition found in some cattle, and more rarely, in dogs.
“There is a genetic mutation that’s found mostly in some cow breeds that is called double-muscling (look up some pictures, they look fucking swole!)” he said, “and I’ve heard of rare cases of it in some dog breeds like Rottweilers and Greyhounds, but never in a cat. This might be the first.”
He also said “that boy is an absolute unit,” which is pretty undeniable.
People are already creating Buff Cat fan art.
J'ai dessiné le buff cat pic.twitter.com/lGBtOIFXTP— ☔️ el pichi (@Elipicou) May 29, 2018
And naturally, there are a bunch of memes.
the rocks new movie looks great pic.twitter.com/QYHGeiuuSS— cherf (@dietrichbrah) May 31, 2018
Buff Cat chuckled. “You mean the Chaos Emeralds?” pic.twitter.com/2n5acHUSci— cherf (@dietrichbrah) May 31, 2018
jurassic park but its buff cat pic.twitter.com/Xt4Jcj5B2d— cherf (@dietrichbrah) May 30, 2018
The pinned tweet on the account says the pictures and video of Buff Cat are from last year, and it appear the pumped up feline has yet to be spotted again. According the corresponding Instagram account, we’ll get more of the Buff Cat if he makes another appearance.
But for all we know, he could be off saving the universe as we speak.
David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.