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New Zealand PM's cat has her very own Twitter account, and it's purrfectly lit

The Twitter bio of Paddles reads, "Have thumbs. Will tweet." So fierce!

Kaushani Banerjee 30 October 2017, 9:06 PM
Paddles is perhaps the most powerful cat in New Zealand

Paddles is perhaps the most powerful cat in New Zealand Image: Twitter

New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern's cat, Paddles, has officially taken over Cat Internet with her Twitter account. “Hi, I’m Paddles and I am the First Cat of New Zealand. I have opposable thumbs, I’m purrty special.” read her debut tweet. And. We. Can't. Even.

Paddles is an orange and white cat and is a total Twitter celebrity in the making. She already has over 10,000 followers and she's not just politically aware, but also gender sensitive. Her Twitter bio reveals her full name as Paddles Ardern-Gayford and her Twitter bio reads “First Cat of New Zealand. Have thumbs, will tweet.”

While many have suspected that it's perhaps the Kiwi Prime Minister's own account, the real identity of the account user is still unknown. In fact, Arden has said in an interview that she is not behind the initiative, and neither is her partner. But we're not complaining, cuz hooman or no hooman, Paddles is fierce AF.


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