Oliver the cat got one helluva hair makeover this weekend.
We interrupt your average weekend afternoon with some truly incredible news: A cat named Oliver just got an epic haircut that makes him look straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. And now, no surprise here, it’s going viral everywhere on social media.
It all started on Friday when Twitter user @caitchristinee posted a series of photos of her cat Oliver and his new haircut with the caption, “I’m so done with today.” The photos in question show Oliver, who previously had a full fluffy coat of dark gray hair, with a newfound striped appearance similar to that of a lemur’s tail.
As it turns out, Oliver’s new look wasn’t an accident, either. Caitlin’s mother explains it was actually requested by her father. “He dropped Oliver off for his groom and he came back like this,” writes Caitlin’s mother in a text to her, which she posted along with the aforementioned photos for context. She added that she had waited over two months for this appointment. (Caitlin also shared a before shot of Oliver to demonstrate how he looked prior to his hair makeover.)
And yet, we have to admit we think Oliver looks absolutely adorable — quirky haircut and all. So far, Caitlin’s tweet has garnered over 152,000 likes and 42,000 retweets, along with nearly 800 comments from folks obsessing over his look. People are leaving messages like, “My question is how did your dad describe this cut to groomers?” and “Your dad made the internet a better place today. Not all heroes wear capes.”