Is there anything in the world cuter than the kitty known as Lil Bub?
Singer Andrew W.K. sure seems to be a fan.
The Frisky writes that a new holiday video making the rotations on YouTube pairs the rowdy rocker with the insanely adorable feline. The duo have joined forces in an effort to bring support to local animal shelters this winter. The video makes note of the fact that even the much-loved Bub requires a lot of energy, care, and resources.
In the video W.K., born Andrew Wilkes-Krier, gives a number of amusing reactions to Bub while she spends much of the video nuzzling her cookie treats. The singer appears thoroughly enchanted by the squish-faced furball.
One can hardly blame him and he’s certainly not alone in his adoration.
The cat’s unique looks have brought Lil Bub much love across the internet world. Her photos frequently make the rounds alongside those of her whiskered friends Grumpy Cat and Colonel Meow. She has over 81,000 “likes” on her Facebook page and 25,000 fans following her feed on Instagram. Her face graces calendars, tote bags, t-shirts. She is the subject of tattoos and a plethora of fan art.
But there is also a serious side to Lil Bub. The biography on her Facebook page says the following:
“BUB is a “perma-kitten”, which means she will stay kitten sized and maintain kitten-like features her entire life. She is also a dwarf, which means her limbs are disproportionately small relative to the rest of her body. She has very short, stubby legs and a weird, long, serpent-like body. Her lower jaw is very short compared to her upper jaw, and her teeth never grew in (yes, that’s right, she’s toothless!), which is why her tongue is usually hanging out. Don’t worry, BUB has a very healthy appetite and eats dry and wet food with no problems. Additionally, BUB is a polydactyl cat, meaning she has extra toes, and in her case, one extra toe on all of her four paws. Her front paws each have two opposable thumbs. And then of course there are her big, bulging, wonder-filled green eyes. Some think she can see into the future with those things.”
This may be why Bub spends a lot of her time helping out other animals. She is quick to rally support for furry friends and donates a portion of all official “Lil Bub” merchandise proceeds to organizations supporting animals in need.
What’s next for Lil Bub? The Huffington Post informs that you’ll soon be able to catch her in an upcoming documentary called “Lil Bub & Friendz”. The film will be brought to you by the folks at VICE, a Canadian global media channel.
Watch the Lil Bub and Andrew W.K. holiday video below: