Lil Bub the cat has become an online internet sensation after various Facebook and Twitter images of the feline appeared on the internet, and have earned her legions of fans.
She has now amassed her own clothing label, as well as millions of followers on social networking sites, a book, and even has a debut film being shown at Tribeca Film Festival.
Lil Bub is a disabled cat who suffers from a rare bone deformity that means her tongue always sticks out of her mouth, which she can’t close, and she also has deformed paws too. Her disease also means that she has no teeth and just six claws.
But how did Lil Bub rise to such stardom? It started after owner, Michael Bridavsky, began to take pictures of her with music artists who recorded work at his Indiana studio.
At first they were just for his friends, but after they spread around the internet, he soon began to be contacted by strangers that wanted more. On Facebook, Lil Bub has now amassed over 125,000 fans alone, whilst thousands of people also follow her on Twitter and Youtube.
Her fame has now expanded to the point that she has her own book, Lil Bub’s Lil Book: The Extraordinary Life Of The Most Amazing Cat On The Planet. She has even been held by Robert De Niro at the Tribeca Film Festival, where she attended the premiere of a documentary about famous cats, called Lil Bub and Friends.
Lil Bub’s explosion in popularity comes after Tardar Sauce became the internet’s grumpiest cat. Her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, explained, “Tardar has what looks kind of like an under bite. She looked unique, as did her brother, at birth, with a flat face, bubble eyes, and a short tail.”
What do you think of Lil Bub? Would you like to see a picture of Lil Bub and Tardar Sauce together?