You may have seen the pictures floating around the internet: a black cat with a white splotch on her front, her paws awkwardly splayed up and out. If you click through the gallery below, you’ll see her strike her trademark pose against a variety of backgrounds. Meet “Goal Kitty,” the internet’s newest celebrity cat:
But why does Goal Kitty strike such an unusual and inspirational pose? An expose by BuzzFeed reveals her tragic secret: a coconut-oil addiction.
BuzzFeed explains: “Her human, Peter Mares, told BuzzFeed that she started doing it one morning as a sort of stretch and he grabbed his camera. The next morning, she did the same thing and he rewarded her with her favorite: coconut oil. Now it’s become so routine that ‘she has come to recognize the camera, and does these “goal hands” whenever she sees it.’”
Ah, but at what price fame? At what price cuteness?