Just a few days ago, a sad cat named Fishtopher was up for adoption at Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center in Blackwood, New Jersey.
His Petfinder bio read:
"Fishtopher is not a fish out of water, but he is out of sorts at the shelter. He is very sad and depressed, and will only eat when he has company."
The bio said that Fishtopher was found as a stray and was probably missing his family but enjoyed one-on-one attention.
It finished with:
"Fishtopher is a big cheeky boy, wouldn't you love rubbing up on those big cheeks?"
"He loves cuddling up in arms, it seems to make him feel secure. We feel that Fishtopher would do best in a more quiet home."
"Please come rescue our big lovable boy!"
Upon seeing the bio, Molly Clarke took to Twitter to spread the word with a tweet captioned:
"I swear to god. If one of you doesn't go get Fishtopher..."
\u201ci swear to god. if one of you doesn\u2019t go get fishtopher\u2026\n\nhttps://t.co/fpr71yOUL2\u201d— Molly Clarke (@Molly Clarke) 1669303367
The tweet quickly went viral, and it didn't take long before Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center posted an update about Fishtopher:
"FISHTOPHER HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!"
"Fishtopher went viral online with his sad, fat face. We literally had hundreds of inquiries from people who wanted to adopt and people were waiting out front this morning in line!"
"We're super happy for him, but if you were interested in him, have no fear. We have hundreds of other kitties who are just as wonderful and are wishing that people would come and stand in line for them."
On Saturday, the world got an update as Fishtopher's new owners tweeted a video of him in his new habitat getting some "skritches."
\u201cbf is setting up fishtophers things while we get some skritches\u201d— heat miser\ud83d\udd25 (@heat miser\ud83d\udd25) 1669494440
The twitterverse professed their love for Fishtopher and celebrated his adoption.
\u201cThe beauty of Twitter is I just opened it up and said to my wife \u201cOh a wonderful family adopted Fishtopher!\u201d And she said \u201cI knew he\u2019d find his home!\u201d Prior to that moment, neither of us had ever even mentioned Fishtopher to each other.\u201d— Heather Hogan (@Heather Hogan) 1669519503
\u201cI love fishtopher\u201d— forestfold \ud83c\udf3f green man appreciation hq (@forestfold \ud83c\udf3f green man appreciation hq) 1669655558
\u201cI don\u2019t think I will ever be more obsessed with a cat than I am with Fishtopher.\u201d— lex \ud83c\udf83 \ud835\udc08\ud835\udc17 (@lex \ud83c\udf83 \ud835\udc08\ud835\udc17) 1669617537
\u201cThe perfect account follow on a Monday morning. We \u2764\ufe0f Fishtopher!\u201d— Abby Barker (@Abby Barker) 1669618253
\u201cFishtopher finally living his best life\u201d— \ud83c\udf84Elle-on Mollusk\ud83c\udf84 (@\ud83c\udf84Elle-on Mollusk\ud83c\udf84) 1669635870
\u201cSomeone got fishtopher \ud83d\ude2d\ud83d\ude2d\ud83e\udd7a Christmas is real\u201d— Gianah (@Gianah) 1669654036
\u201clegitimately crying happy tears for fishtopher in my car rn\u201d— Jerk Store shift manager (@Jerk Store shift manager) 1669654505
\u201cI\u2019m so happy that fishtopher is happy\u201d— jobu tupaki apologist (@jobu tupaki apologist) 1669613666
\u201cI am so emotionally invested in Fishtopher.\u201d— Dr Eleanor Janega (@Dr Eleanor Janega) 1669569499
\u201ctrying very hard not to cry with joy at fishtopher being adopted and being happy and making biscuits on his new owners\u201d— moose (@moose) 1669633721
Fishtopher now has his own Twitter account, and has been using his popularity to help other kitties in need.
\u201cmy notifs are completely unusable, if you are fostering or volunteering with an animal that needs a boost, please DM us or link here!\u201d— Fishtopher the Cat (@Fishtopher the Cat) 1669651604
Homeward Bound announced that seven other cats were adopted, as well, thanks to Fishtopher's stardom.
\u201cupdate from homeward bound's FB! 7 other kitties are just as happy in their new homes! if you sent an inquiry for fishtopher, please still consider bringing a different kitty into your home\u2764\ufe0f\u201d— Fishtopher the Cat (@Fishtopher the Cat) 1669557838
And, yes, Fishtopher is trending. As well he should be.