A black cat famous on social media for her big eyes and oversized paws became the mayor of a US town named Hell, for a day.
Jinx, the feline with more than 736,000 followers, 402,000 on Instagram and 248,000 on Twitter, was given the keys to the small Michigan town on Sunday.
Her owner, Mia, rescued her in a field behind her home in California in 2018. Mia, who declined to give her last name because of Jinx’s popularity, noticed that both Jinx’s eyes and feet getting bigger even though her body overall stopped growing.
‘She had big eyes and as she grew bigger, her eyes didn’t get smaller and I also noticed she had big feet. She doesn’t have a condition and the vet says she’s healthy,’ Mia told .
‘She just has these birth defects. She’s also not as agile as most cats and is a little clumsy. She only learned how to land on her feet a year ago.’
Mia has been posting photos of Jinx for the past three years and Jinx’s following has grown. On April 8, Mia posted on social media asking if Jinx could run for mayor somewhere in the US.
‘Isn’t there some town that made a dog the mayor?’ Mia tweeted. ‘Can we make Jinx mayor or something somewhere?’
Residents of Hell, where humans and animals alike can become mayor for a day, responded that she could do so with a $100 donation to the township.
On Thursday, Mia informed her Twitch followers that Jinx would be mayor in three days.
‘She also wants big murals of her and the mandatory following of her social media,’ Mia said.
Jinx’s fans suggested that the cat be given salami and other treats.
Jinx was the first cat to be mayor of Hell around 4pm local time.
‘We love our in-person and distant mayors,’ said Reverend Vonn of Hell, who was tasked with swearing Jinx in to the mayor role by phone.
‘Our Mayor of the Day package is the perfect gift for those who are hard to buy for and/or have everything. They get to have one Helluva fun day and at the end of it, will receive the dreaded phone call to be impeached.’
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