Meet Brother Cream, the famous male British Shorthair cat who lives in a 24-hour convenience store in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
He gained popularity in July 2012 when he went missing for 26 days and was found through the help of fans on social media. According to KittyArmy, the poor cat lost three pounds from the distressing few weeks he was lost.
Local Hong Kong newspapers published the incident on their front page and Brother Cream became an instant celebrity. Rivalling Chengdu’s celebrity cat Snoopybabe, the British Shorthair has more than 170 thousand Facebook followers and almost 15 thousand Instagram followers.
He is also paid thousands of dollars to appear in advertisements and commercials. Brother Cream can be seen on city buses, subway stations, stickers and even on hand bags.
Apparently, Brother Cream has also turned his paws to writing, and is responsible for two popular books featuring short inspirational stories, essays and “never before seen” pictures. The celebrity cat himself attended a “paw-tograph” session, where hundreds of fans attended to get their book signed.
Ko Chee-shing, Brother Cream’s owner, who also manages the convenience store, has used his cat’s popularity for a good cause, starting a foundation that donates pet food to animal charities.
Despite being a huge celebrity, Brother Cream seems to suffer the same lethargy as the average cat, with Ko reporting that Brother Cream has resting hours from 2 P.M to 6 P.M and usually has Mondays off to take a break from his hectic schedule.
Watch Brother Cat’s commercial for Wing-on Travel here.
[Images from Buzzfeed]
By Sharon Choi