The New 'Grumpiest Cat in the World' Is Even Grumpier Than the One Before | 22 Words

A year on from the death of the original Grumpy Cat, a new gloomy feline is on the scene, and she might be even more miserable than her predecessor.

Keep scrolling to meet Grumpy's latest rival...

Remember Grumpy Cat?

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She was a revolution. Her owners first posted this picture of her to Reddit back in 2012, and immediately, the internet fell in love.

The kitty, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, gained viral fame for her permanent scowl.

People found the sourpusses permanently miserable expression hilariously adorable, and pictures of her spread like wildfire.

Many people had never seen such an unhappy-looking cat before...

But, according to her owner, Tabitha Bundesen, her permanently unhappy expression was caused by feline dwarfism and an underbite.

In no time at all, Grumpy had become a bonafide celebrity.

Thanks to the weirdness of internet, the cat quickly became the subject of thousands of memes, and therefore a legendary online sensation.

She was catapulted into unprecedented levels of stardom...

The miserable-looking feline made appearances on Broadway, she featured on magazine covers, and her own Instagram account boasted an impressive 2.6 million followers.

She even got her own waxwork at Madame Tussauds.

Some actual human celebrities don't even get a spot at Madame Tussauds. Now that's cultural impact...

She also met some pretty high profile celebrities along the way...

Everyone wanted a cuddle with the gloomy feline.

But, in May 2019, the internet's heart was broken.

Grumpy's owners announced that, tragically, Grumpy had passed away at the age of 7.

Her passing was announced on Twitter...

They wrote: "Despite care from top professionals, as well as from her very loving family, Grumpy encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too tough for her to overcome."

"Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere."

And that it has. Upon the news of her death, thousands of people rushed to Twitter to pay tribute to the wretched little cat that had made their days so much better.

And, of course, fresh memes emerged.

This is how she would have wanted to go - hating on everything.

And now, over a year on, we still aren't over her death.

I never thought I'd miss such a grouchy creature... But here we are.

But now, there's a new Grumpy Cat on the scene...

And this kitty could be even more miserable than the O.G Grumps.

Meet Angry Kitzia.

Originally from Ukraine, Kitzia now lives in Florida with her owner, Viktoriia Otdielnova.

Since the death of Grumpy, Kitzia has gained fame for her likeliness to the original cat...

Because, just like Grumps, Kitzia has a permanent scowl.

Viktoriia, who is a photographer, first created an Instagram account for her cat 2 years ago...

But, following on from Grumpy's death, her followers have recently shot up to over 40,000. Evidently, thousands of people still need their Grumpy Cat fix.

There is so much potential in Kitzia's bizarre facial expressions...

Now, this picture would make a fantastic meme.

She really is the most gloomy-looking cat...

She could even beat Grumpy's infamous scowl... Just look at it. 

But, behind the frown...

Kitzia is apparently a very loving and affectionate pet. Don't let her moody face fool you!

Welcome to the world of internet fame, Kitzia!

For more on the world of amazing viral pets, keep scrolling to read about the heartbreaking death of Insta-famous cat, Lil' Bub...