It was the big day for the bride and groom, technically. Their meticulous preparation had finally resulted in what they believed would be a memorable wedding.
But it’s not the joyful newlyweds who have everyone talking about that day.
They’re referring to Moose, the couple’s beautiful ring bearer.
Evidently, rather than exclude their beloved pet from the wedding festivities, the couple decided to give him a leading role — and to make sure he looked the part.
While there were no doubt many fashionable guests in attendance for the ceremony, Moose, in his little custom collar and tie, easily stole the show. And then he won the internet.
Moose’s human escort at the wedding tweeted a photo of the dapper cat, and the image quickly went viral:
It didn’t take long for commenters to take notice of Moose’s regal appearance — pointing out that, despite being a cat at a wedding, he somehow seemed above it all.
One Twitter user stated, “I feel like I owe this animal some money.”
Another went ahead and updated Moose’s photo with some appropriate changes.
And just like that, Moose went from a random cat to a bona fide internet celebrity.
No word on how the newlyweds feel about being upstaged by their ring bearer — but thanks in large part to that dapper cat, their big day won’t soon be forgotten.