When it comes to cats and memes, we can’t possibly think of any other better combination.
And when you’ve got the internet as your platform, the story is a guaranteed success. A similar incident took place when the cat at table meme went viral. And the lead star cat, Smudge, is enjoying every bit of his fame.
Smudge’s popularity is increasing as we speak. The cat rose to fame when his meme shook the internet. Today, he enjoys a giant Instagram fan following. And it keeps on increasing.
Cat at table meme gives rise to Smudge’s stardom
In a rather unique turn of events, the cat at table meme has turned into the talk of the town. With over millions of shares worldwide, it is 2019’s biggest meme hit.
It all goes back to May when a Twitter user by the name of MISSINGEGIRL posted a tweet that combined Smudge’s head to that of ‘Desperate Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Taylor Armstrong. The caption for the tweet stated, “these photographs together are making me lose it.” And that was the start of over 78,900 retweets as well as 277,000 likes, under a span of just 2 months.
Since then, the famed cat, Smudge, has risen to fame like no other.
From super shy to celebrity status- Smudge’s life story revealed
How did a super shy cat turn into one of the world’s most-followed celebrities? Well, we have the cat at table meme to thank for.
The 6-year-old cat belongs to Miranda, who describes Smudge as super shy. At the same time, she says that he is very loving, once he gets to know you well. At the same time, Smudge loves following his owner around, which she finds so cute. “It’s almost like you can’t go anywhere without him”, claims Miranda.
As days went by, the famed cat’s popularity kept on growing. This is when his owner made an Instagram account, solely dedicated to him. In addition, the owner explained that this is the spot where many followers get to see Smudge’s true colors.
How a dinner table chair helped create one of the most popular memes of the year
A lot of mystery surrounds this famous meme. But how did the meme arise in the first place? How did an amateur cat give off such real expressions? The time, place, and setting seem too good to be true.
In an interview, Miranda explains how the original image occurs because Smudge has his own dinner-table chair. At the same time, where his chair is missing, he goes and jumps on someone else’s chair. This point was captured in the meme’s picture.
Miranda explains, “The picture happened because he took someone’s seat at the table, and I guess he didn’t like what we were having for dinner!” It’s as simple as that. But what she didn’t know was how her cat’s expressions turned into one of the world’s most popular memes.
Cat at table meme wasn’t a hit at the start
Miranda went on to describe how it took people a while to discover the meme’s actual potential. She also describes how her posts on Tumblr helped. Regarding the meme’s virality, Miranda claims, “It got around 50,000 notes on Tumblr before it was picked up on Instagram, [that] was when things really got crazy.”
Smudge’s love and popularity from Instagram users worldwide continues to surprise Miranda. She enjoys reading all of the people’s comments under his Instagram posts.
Smudge has a whopping 617K Instagram followers with more increasing by the moment. It’s mindboggling how much fame a simple but expressive cat at table meme can receive.