Cat’s Odd Googly-Eyed Look Earns It Instagram Stardom

As if cat videos weren’t enough the Internet has fallen in love with a googly-eyed cat named, “Potato.”

The orange-colored cat is the oddly wide-eyed pet of 21-year-old Ashley Norlien. After uploading pictures of Potato, Ashley says “people immediately noticed something was different about his eyes.”


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Some followers were freaked out by Potato’s eyes, comparing him to Insectosaurus, the googly-eyed grub from “Monsters Vs. Aliens,” while others fell in love.

Norlien says she has no idea how Potato’s eyes came to be. Potato’s Instagram account has gotten over 34,252 followers over the last two years.

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