A cumbersome cat struggled at first to find his forever home. Now, he's assumed his rightful place as America's smushiest feline.
A 2-year-old, 26-pound tabby named BeeJay went viral after Philadelphia's Morris Animal Refuge shared photos of the hefty kitty in a bid to get him adopted.
'OMG, big boi Mr. B is a CHONK. He's a chonk of a chonk. He redefines the term,' the shelter wrote in an apt description.
It's not his fault he's so large, the shelter said. Mr. B is 'genuinely big boned,' but with a face as lovable as his, it's likely he's been fed a few too many treats.
Sweet Mr. B's unwieldy body and perpetually downtrodden expression inspired legions of fans -- and many legitimate offers for adoption.
The Philadelphia Police Department even offered him a spot on the force on the off-chance he's not adopted.
'Um, if he doesn't get adopted (highly unlikely) he's welcome to join our K9 Unit as its first Feline (he IS a cat, right?!) member,' the department tweeted.
Lucky for Mr. B, it doesn't look like he'll have to trade in lounging and chowing down for a full-time job just yet.
The shelter said interest in adopting the fluffy behemoth has been 'overwhelming' since the photo was shared Thursday. Now, he just needs to complete a thorough checkup with his vet before he can officially meet the lucky new family.
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