Check the popular app TikTok, and you’re bound to find countless hilarious pet videos. However, one cat stands taller than the rest of them—quite literally. Meet Rex the Cat, who is fast becoming an internet sensation, credits to his unique way of getting around.

Have You Ever Seen a Cat Who Walks Like a Human?

If you think that you’ll only find such a thing in cartoons, then you are sorely mistaken. Rex has managed to learn how to walk upright with his hind legs and can even stand straight, no different from a human! Just check out his videos, which show him looking out of a window or staring at a door while standing upright. It is both adorable and unusual, which is why it’s no surprise that he caught the attention of many.

There is A Sad Reason Why Rex Stands Using his Hind Legs

We might all find his antics more entertaining than online classes, but there is actually a sad reason as to why he sits up this why. When Rex was still a tiny kitten, he lived on a farm. It might seem like an idyllic life, but he accidentally fell into a water dish, which later froze. Fortunately, they were able to save his life, but his front legs and most of his tail needed to be amputated because of frostbite.

This story does have a happy ending, however! Not only did Rex find a loving forever home, but he has also since won over people around the world with his charms. Not an easy feat considering the countless other adorable pets vying for a similar degree of attention online.

Rex Teaches Us to Adapt and Make the Most of What We Have

Getting around with no front paws certainly posed a challenge for Rex while he was growing up. However, he didn’t let that stop him from living the best life possible. Of course, his owners supported his journey as well! With their help, Rex was able to adjust to this new way of getting around slowly.

His videos have been watched millions of times, and he has over 200,000 fans of TikTok and counting! It’s safe to say that there are many others who are inspired by his story. After all, who wouldn’t be? With credit to Rex, we can learn to enjoy the simple things in life. Besides, just watching him will make anyone’s day brighter.

There’s One Other Thing Rex Really Loves Doing: Napping!

While Rex does go on adventures with his brother, Pancakes, he also enjoys napping and cuddles. In fact, his owner says that he tends to be very low energy and prefers sleeping most of the time. When he does head outdoors, his owner makes sure that Rex is within their sight since he wouldn’t be able to defend himself against other animals he might encounter while playing.

Aside from their owner’s investments toward their safety, Pancakes seem to be just as protective of his brother. Not only does he choose to sleep close to Rex, but he also cleans his brother’s face for him!

Despite the Challenges, Rex is a Beloved Member of the Family

It is often said that bringing a pet home means taking responsibility for them. No truer words have been said when it comes to Rex’s owners. Not only do they provide him and Pancakes with everything they need, but they also work through any challenges as a family.

According to his owners, the biggest challenge is helping Rex avoid stepping on his poop when using the litter box. They make sure to consider this when investment planning toward their pets’ needs. After all, it’s such a small thing compared to the unconditional love and joy Rex brings to their lives.

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