– Google the most beautiful cat in the world
and the first and most frequent photo you’ll see is of this white-haired, blue-eyed cat.
And I’m John.
And this is Coby.
This all started in 2015.
We had only been dating a few months
and I really wanted a cat.
Started looking online and fell in love with the British Shorthair breed.
They’re just so cute, almost cartoonish looking they’re like,
so round and expressive.
And was sort of doing some research
and found a Shorthair breeder in the area
and immediately fell in love with a little cross-eyed, adorable Coby online.
He wasn’t named Coby yet, at the time.
– We drove up, it was in Delaware.
One of his brothers actually caught my eye and I was like,
“Oh look, have a look at this cat, he’s cute,”
“哇 快看 快看这只小猫咪 它好可爱啊”
and Rebecca’s like, “No.” – No way.
然后瑞贝卡说 “不行 没门”
No way, absolutely not.
I knew Coby was the one.
He came right over to us, actually fell asleep in my arms,
which makes just my heart melted.
And I was like, “I need this cat.”
We always thought that Coby was so cute
when we first met him, as a kitten,
but as he’s gotten older, pretty early on, he started developing this, we call it guy-liner.
He has these very distinct outlines around his nose and his eyes,
and it just gives him this intense, beautiful appearance.
His eyes themselves have this almost animate look to them.
He looks like a cartoon, I always joke.
He looks fake, he looks like a stuffed animal.
More importantly, maybe, to us from the start, was how great he is, loyal and sweet.
And in a lot of ways, doglike.
I mean, he sleeps in my arms every night.
He is just the biggest sweetheart.
– There’s also the sassy side.
He wears his emotions on his face.
He’s very vain, loves to look at himself in the mirror.
We suspect that he might actually know how beautiful he is.
– Yeah, the world revolves around Coby.
So when Rebecca started posting pictures of Coby,
me in my head, I was like, “Rebecca, why are you doing that?
我在心里想 “瑞贝卡 你为啥要这么做”
“You’re just being another crazy pet owner who’s posting pictures.”
We all have that friend or two or 10.
And she told me, she was like, “No no, no no no.
“Just don’t worry about this.”
She’s like, “Trust me, this is gonna be good. This isn’t that.”
“相信我 我这么做是有好处的 跟那些不一样”
And I was like, “Okay, it’s not that.”
所以我就说 “好吧 是不一样”
– It was kinda that. – Yeah, at the time, I thought it was.
-是有一点像 -嗯 那时候我觉得就是那样
I think you maybe had some more foresight into things.
– But never expected that it was going to take off like it did.
People started responding to his pictures the same way
that I was when I first met him.
And I was like, “Okay, we’re onto something here.”
It’s not just us thinking our cat is the cutest thing ever.
Other people are agreeing.
After I posted a few pictures of him,
Cats of Instagram, 9cats, some of those bigger, featuring accounts
Cats of Instagram 9cats 以及其他一些有影响力的大V
started reposting and sharing pictures of Coby.
The next thing we know, he’s on the front page of Reddit.
Then, we saw that he got this feature on Bored Panda,
but all of a sudden, we started seeing all these headlines
of, “Is this the most beautiful cat in the world,” and–
– “His eyeliner is better than mine.”
– Yeah, there were all these memes going up online.
We were seeing him across the internet.
– [Both] In “People.”
– He was in “People” magazine and I was like,
“This is crazy.”
– The fan art started coming in, as well.
Photoshop edits of Coby.
There were nail designs, graffiti.
– Tattoos that people had gotten.
Permanent tattoos on their body of Coby.
Makeup inspired by him to try to recreate his iconic eyeliner.
Incredible portraits and paintings,
and animate style, cartoons, stuffed doll versions.
动漫形象 动画片 毛绒玩具
Everything you can imagine.
– People put a lot of time into these things,
which, to us, was even more special.
– This was always just a side hobby for us,
but we started hearing from brands.
– Purina, 9Lives, Petco.
普瑞纳 9lives 佩科
Started with cat brands and then,
other types of brands started reaching out.
– Spotify with their pet playlist.
KVD Vegan Beauty ’cause of his inspiring eyeliner.
Seeing Coby on TV talking about blood donation, like a voiceover, was the coolest moment.
看着克比如旁白一样 在节目里宣传捐血 是它最酷的时候
– Not enough people are giving blood.
And giving save 12,000 lives a day.
– And that was just such a awesome way to use his account for good.
We’ve made more from Coby than we ever expected
to make in our wildest dreams.
– We’re very unique and fortunate.
– We just think it’s important that he is always benefiting.
We definitely try to give him the best life possible
and the best food, toys, and beds and–
最好吃的食物 最好玩的玩具 最舒适的床
– Cat mansions. – Yeah, a tree.
– 还有最棒的猫屋 – 对 像树一样的猫屋
You can imagine he is one spoiled cat.
Not force him to do anything he doesn’t wanna do.
We really plan our shoots around him
and his schedule and his moods.
He has it pretty good.
– Obviously, making money and working with brands is a wonderful part,
but the better part, to us, is the joy that he spreads and how he cheers people up.
As far as what’s next for Coby, who knows?
If he’s gonna be featured in a James Bond movie,
we don’t know, maybe.
– We hope.
That would be pretty cool.
– Call us. – Yeah.
– 联系我们 – 是的 没错
– Google the most beautiful cat in the world