How does anyone get famous on the Internet? We live in an age where entire brands are built around Twitter. Perfume companies pay Kim Kardashian millions to advertise their product on Instagram. YouTubers are given red carpet events. It seems to have all happened so fast. But if there’s one person – or cat – that deserves the attention on social media, it’s Lotus. Lotus is a Giant Maine Coon, and the internet has fallen in love with him.
Firstly, let’s get his size out of the way. He’s huge. At three years old, he weighs 22 pounds, and by the looks of it 90% fluff. He stretches out to fill the entire length of a sofa, and it seems that is his favourite reclining position.
As the name suggests, a Giant Maine Coon can grow pretty – well – giant. But Lotus is a particularly large specimen. The average Giant Maine Coon will grow to around 13 – 18 pounds, so Lotus has an extra 20% of bulk. Their large size means they enjoy cold temperatures such as snow, and they’re also big fans of water, unlike other cats.
His paws are nearly as big as a human hand, but he is absolutely a gentle giant. He loves nothing more than a cuddle and gives gentle purs when he is happy.
Whether in the kitchen or outdoors, Lotus enjoys himself to the max. And people enjoy him too, it seems. He has over 200,000 followers on Instagram!
What’s most important is that he seems so happy in every picture. That’s why the people of Instagram have taken to him, and why he’s so popular. He just looks so content all the time. And wouldn’t you be? He’s living the influencer life, his owners wait on him, and give him cuddles or the time.
Let us know how much you love Lotus in the comments! Share this with cat-lovers everywhere, and check out similar stories on Happiest. You can follow Lotus on Instagram at @lotus_the_mainecoon.