Potato the Cat’s Huge Eyes Have Made Him an Internet Sensation | 22 Words

Cats basically rule the internet today - and a unique look seems to guarantee fifteen minutes of fame. But the latest cat to go viral might be the oddest yet. Potato, a rescue cat from Houston, Texas, has divided the internet with his ... slightly strange look.

Many have claimed they find the feline's features a little too weird for comfort - but regardless, Potato is a verified internet sensation. What do you think of this divisive pet?

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And cats can be surprisingly affectionate.

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Cats are also one of the most prevalent parts of internet culture. The online world just loves 'em.

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It's safe to say...

The internet loves a kind-of weird-looking cat.

But the latest cat to go viral?

Well, they might be the weirdest yet.

For one reason in particular.

Potato the cat has quickly gone viral thanks to one particularly ... striking feature. His giant eyes.

In fact, some have noticed a celebrity lookalike.

Potato certainly bears more than a passing resemblance to Shrek's Puss in Boots, thanks to those oversize peepers.

See for yourself.

Potato's Instagram has blown up of late, thanks to his rather bizarre appearance.

Potato's giant eyes are hard to miss.

And many have noticed online. Potato is a rescue cat from Houston, Texas, who's been with his current owner for around 2 years.

"Potato has been with me for about 2 years now."

"As soon as I got him, I started uploading pictures online, and people immediately noticed there was something different about his eyes," claims owner Ashley.

And boy, did people notice.

Potato currently has over thirty thousand Instagram followers thanks to his unique appearance.

Many are very complimentary about Potato's quirks.

He has a loyal legion of fans who love what makes him so different.

Some have even created cute fan art.

Ashley claims she's sometimes inundated with requests from fans to meet the cat that they've developed such affection for.

But some haven't been so kind.

In fact, Ashley has shared that she's received her fair share of negative comments on Potato's Instagram.

"Is this cat broken?" read one.

Another said, "I thought this was some goofy a*s lawn ornament or some sh*t but this is A REAL LIFE LIVING CAT WTF!!"

But Ashely loves her oddball cat anyway.

She claims she's not quite sure about why Potato's eyes look like this - but he's happy and healthy nonetheless.

"I don’t really know if it’s some genetic condition, but surely it does make a memorable look."

You can say that again!

We think he's a real cutie.

Potato teaches us a valuable lesson in how to embrace what makes you different. Hey, it might just be your unique selling point! Want more cute cat content? Scroll on for the incredible Amazon purchase you can make for your cat this holiday season.