Lil Bub already has thousands of fans on Tumblr and Facebook and a line of merch emblazoned with her adorable mug, but now the "perma-kitten" that could is spreading even more joy, to the millions of people who were introduced to her today on Good Morning America.
Bub was joined on-air by her devoted owner Mike Bridavsky, who vigorously pet the famous feline throughout the live segment. Bridavsky announced yesterday on Bub's Facebook page that they were going to be making an appearance on the show, sharing the picture above and telling fans, "BUB in a Towncar. On our way to the airport... flying to NYC to be on Good Morning America tomorrow morning, apparently at 8 am. ISN'T THAT CRAZY? Yes, it is. And yes, she is flying in the cabin with me."
The whirlwind trip included visits to all of NYC's essential tourist destinations, including Times Square, a subway station, and a romp through Central Park.
Although Bub is only a year old, she will maintain her kitten-like looks for life. The tiny tabby has disproportionately short limbs, is polydactyl on all four paws, and has no teeth. She was not bred to be a dwarf, but was the runt of an otherwise normal litter born to a stray mother. Specialists are currently looking into her unusual condition, but she regularly lets her admirers know that she is as happy and healthy as can be. Described as "nature's happy accident," Bub appears to adore the attention she receives from her legions of fans, who have dubbed her the cutest cat in the world.
The one-of-a-kind kitty shot to fame over the past few months after friends encouraged Bridavsky to post pictures of her to the internet. When asked by GMA's Lara Spencer what Lil Bub's popularity could be attributed to, he responded, "I think it's everything. She's probably the most amazing creature on the planet. She can put up with anything, she's adorable, and she's different. I think people like seeing something cute that doesn't look like everything else."
To learn more about Lil Bub, visit her website at lilbub.com.