Lauren Williamson | @Laurenew90 There’s no doubt that social media has taken a liking to cats. From early cat memes in 2006 to entire social media networks dedicated to cat lovers, it’s clear that the Internet has kitty fever. We’ve narrowed it down to the top 20 cats ruling social media that you should follow to get your fill of adorable photos, cute videos and maybe even a song or two.
1. Lil BUB
Lil BUB has been ruling social media since 2011. Her “perma-kitten” appearance, floppy tongue and adorable eyes make her one of the kitty queens of the Internet.
2. Tardar Sauce (aka Grumpy Cat)
Arguably one of the most recognizable Internet cats, Tardar Sauce got her rep as the Internet’s grumpiest cat by the unhappy (but adorable) expression on her face. She also achieved an Internet first, making the leap from meme to small screen star.
3. Cooper the Photographer Cat
Cooper rose to Internet fame by becoming a feline photographer! Once a week, Cooper wears a micro camera that snaps a picture every two minutes.
Sam is pretty popular for his unique fur coloring that gives him the appearance of eyebrows! When he’s not posing for pictures, Sam uses his Internet fame to give back to animal charities and spread smiles to everyone around him.
5. Pudge the Cat
Pudge’s bio boasts that she is a girl and still has a better mustache than you. And she’s totally right. The Internet can’t get enough of her adorable facial fur! But Pudge is definitely a lady. She even has a YouTube channel that will show you how to make fun cat-centered crafts.
With more than 1.7 million followers on Instagram, Nala the cat is the unofficial cat queen of photos. I mean, who can make a hat look that good?
7. Snoopy the Cat
With those big eyes and squished face, Snoopy’s pictures are too cute to handle.
Don’t let his appearance fool you, Scarface is a big softy with a heart of gold. Scarface was a rescue cat who endured many injuries to his face due to fights with other cats before finding his forever home. Now Scarface spends his days eating, sleeping and hanging out with his new owner.
All aboard! Super Station Master Tama is the stationmaster of Kishi Station on the Wakayama Electric Railway, located in Kinokawa, Wakayama, Japan. As stationmaster her primary duty is to greet passengers. The position comes with a stationmaster's hat and, in lieu of a salary, the railway provides Tama with free cat food.
10. Stubbs Mayor Cat
Talk about a cat with ambition! Stubbs the Mayor Cat has been serving as Mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years! In return, the town provides him with all the fish that he can eat.
11. Hamilton the Hipster Cat
Drop your mustache wax because this little guy has the best facial hair hands down. Hamilton the Hipster Cat made a name for himself by showing off his white fur-stache online. And for being extra adorable while doing it!
Maru has been captivating the world through his YouTube channel since 2008. Whether it’s sitting in boxes or sitting with hats on his head, Maru fans can’t get enough!
Utacci fans love this floppy-eared, squishy face cat! And with more than 19,000 Instagram followers, who are we to disagree!
14. Princess Monster Truck
With her adorable underbite, Princess Monster Truck wins the award for the best cat name! And if you like her face enough, you can even buy a shirt with that toothy smile on it.
15. Street Cat Bob
Street Cat Bob not only rules social media, but he rules our hearts with the touching story of how he met his owner when they were both down on their luck. Also, Bob can high-five, which is totally awesome.
Richard is one special kitty! He has one blue eye and one brown eye, which give his Instagram pictures an extra dose of cuteness! When he’s not online, Richard likes to watch humans in the shower, chirp at squirrels and lick his belly.
This Russian feline is the star in his very own music videos! And he rocks those glasses too.
18. Henri the Existential Cat
This cat won’t just leave you pondering the meaning of life. He’ll leave you pondering the meaning of how one cat can be this awesome.
Smoosh is known online for making the best faces! He’s also got a pretty cool cat girlfriend, Lil BUB!
Sockington has been ruling Twitter since 2007! More than 1.35 million followers love his updates, such as “HEY sorry this couch is taken HEY sorry this room is taken HEY sorry this house is taken HEY WHILE YOU'RE OUTSIDE pick up some tuna.”
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Who are your favorite Internet felines to follow? Let us know in the comments!