They Thought Wilbur Was a Normal Rescue Cat, but They Got a BIG Surprise

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Who says cats aren’t refined? Not Wilbur, the rescue cat who surprised his new owners by revealing an awesome little quirk.


“Wilbur actually doesn’t sit like that all the time, but he does sometimes,” Nozaki said. “His torso is either too long or his legs are too short, so he sits in odd positions.”


When the picture made its way onto 9gag’s Instagram page, it received over 700,000 likes and launched Wilbur into a viral sensation.


His life before viral fame was a little less glamorous, as the goofy tabby was discovered in the backyard of Emma Roth, a 24-year-old Barnard College grad who runs Bradford TNR, an independent organization that betters the lives of cats living on the streets of New York City.



“Grant and I have always wanted a cat,” Nozaki said. “One day, we found a little mouse scurrying about our apartment. That’s when Grant put his foot down and said, ‘Babe, we’re getting a cat!’”