We’ve all got a soft spot in our hearts for adorable animals and this little kitten is no exception, as she’s gone viral online for her striking resemblance to the late music icon Freddie Mercury.
Mostaccioli has been capturing hearts on Instagram on her account @izanami.and.mostaccioli thanks to her unique fur pattern, which has left her with a streak of black fur just above her top lip – giving her an impressive moustache just like the one Freddie was known for.
The stray kitten was found by her owner Natalie, from California, US, alongside her three brothers when she was just one day old on 30 August 2020.
Her mother was a feral Bombay cat who was severely underweight and after finding the family in her mum’s garden, Natalie rushed them to the kennel where she works and nursed them back to health.
But when it came to finding a home for the kittens, Natalie couldn’t bear to part with little Mostaccioli and decided to adopt her into her own family.
The adorable feline isn’t alone though, as she now has a stepsister called Izanami and the pair are thick as thieves.
As for Mostaccioli’s brilliant moustache, it wasn’t very noticeable at first but has since grown into a very impressive shape – and social media users love it.
Replying to a comment on one Instagram post where the kitten looks particularly unimpressed, Natalie said: “Haha she just has resting cat face, she’s super sweet.”
Some commenters called Mostaccioli’s features “cuteness overload”, while others couldn’t help but point out the resemblance between the cat and Queen frontman Freddie.
One wrote: “If Freddie Mercury was a cat…”
While another said: “Freddie Mercury? I thought he was dead.”
And someone else added: “She genuinely looks like Freddie Mercury.”
However, some people feel the cat actually looks more like comedian and actor Julius Henry ‘Groucho’ Marx, who also had a bushy brow.