You've probably heard of—or at least seen pictures of—Lil Bub. If not, welcome to the Internet! You'll love this video of Charlie biting his brother's finger.
Those of you more well-versed in the Internetting probably know Lil Bub as the adorable little kitten that was born with osteoporosis and was nearly euthanized because the disease made it difficult for her to walk and she was in a lot of pain.
SPOILER ALERT: The cat ended up getting much better with some innovative therapy and a lot of TLC. Now, she's got a book coming out this month (seriously), her own documentary and (probably) her own line of action figures and lunch boxes. The cutest cat on the Internet has her own media empire.
Lil Bub rose to fame the way most internet cats do – through channels like YouTube and Tumblr. Bridavsky began posting videos of Bub back in 2011, when she was still a kitten. At the behest of friends he also began posting photos on a Bub blog. Within the next year the Twitter account had launched along with the Facebook page and by the summer of 2012 the cat-hungry internet was fighting over who had loved her longer. BuzzFeed posted about her. So did Jezebel, which called her “one of the weirdly cutest, Mogwai-looking motherf***ing cats you will ever see.” But it was Vice that touted that “we liked Lil Bub before anyone else did.” (Talk about marking your territory.)