Meet Maru, the Japanese LOLCat
Maru, a Japanese pet cat with a personality to match his paunchy size, has become a feline phenomenon on the Interwebs with legions of fans and millions of views of his antics on YouTube. Furthermore, he is also the recipient of a 2008 YouTube video award. Why? Among other zany tendencies (like walking around with bubble wrap and brown paper bags around his head), Maru likes stalking and diving into empty boxes. I know, it doesn’t sound that compelling when explained, but like bowling it’s a lot more fun than it sounds. If you don’t believe me, just watch the original video that “cat”-apulted him into global stardom:
I’m deathly allergic to cats, but Maru is so freakin’ cute that I just want to pick him up and bury my face in his fur. The red eyes, runny nose, swelling in the throat would be almost worthwhile!