The internet is abuzz about TikTok, the latest feline trend to crush any other. Scooter, an Australian feline who can best be described as an Instagram-famous squirrel, has now been dubbed the “Oscar” of the streaming video app.
Appearing as a cute little freckled creature on TikTok, Scooter’s struts around carefully in response to the whims of viewers. It doesn’t stop there, as the cat also eats and plays, engaging in its own rapid-fire camera edits.
Surprisingly, this isn’t Scooter’s first foray into the internet spotlight. The Australian cat was first discovered on the popular live streaming video app Liveviser in 2016, even earning his own series called “Scooter Takes Flight” — yep, Scooter has conquered the airwaves.
The three-year-old kitty made his viral video debut on the trending TikTok app — best known for its blending of two popular apps, Snapchat and Instagram — which is both currently one of the most-downloaded apps of all time and going viral with some helpful help from its cat stars.
Unlike some other internet cats, Scooter does not appear to be an AK-47 or a dancer. Instead, he is a self-proclaimed expert in feeding, getting a drink, smiling at us (all of you), and in general interacting with the camera, which has made him the #Oscar of the internet.
TikTok has long had a trove of notable cats from its “kids next door” collection. The most famous of them was TikTok’s “Beast” with his evil yet hilarious smile, first unearthed in 2016. The creators of Beast attempted to trademark the cat’s name, but was denied, which likely led to some animating and video editing along the way.
Without definitive commentary from the internet cat experts that are TikTok fans, it’s hard to tell whether Scooter is just another scam artist or a genius cat. Until TikTok releases a definitive statement, the internet’s cat aficionados will simply be having a chuckle over this one, and feeling better already.
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