People are falling in love with this “Goal Kitty” — a cat who throws her hands in the air

When Peter Mares adopted a black and white kitten ten years ago, he had no idea that she would become an internet sensation. Pictures of his talented cat, Keys, are all over the internet because of her amazing talent. 

“One summer day, as I woke up from my bed I saw her on the floor waiting and then she just rose up and did her stretch, which I thought was stunning…” Mares recalls. He soon realized that she would repeat the trick for treats (like coconut oil) and began capturing her unusual pose on his phone.  

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Goal Kitty by Peter Mares

Goal Kitty and Peter Mares

Goal Kitty by Peter Mares

Goal Kitty by Peter Mares

Goal Kitty by Peter Mares

Goal Kitty by Peter Mares

Goal Kitty by Peter Mares

Goal Kitty by Peter Mares

Goal Kitty by Peter Mares

Goal Kitty by Peter Mares

Goal Kitty and owner Peter Mares




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Though it’s unclear what made her think this was a winning pose, Mares muses that his dog Pippi may have shown her the move, as he would do something similar when he was alive. But now the trick has become routine, and Keys will do her “goal hands” whenever a camera is pointed her way.

“She’ll come up to me and start doing it when she wants her coconut oil fix,” Mares laughed, claiming his little star might be a bit of a coconut oil addict. 

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Besides posing for the camera, Keys is also a big talker. She follows Mares around and meows the whole time. Her antics have left the internet abuzz.

“My friend, Kira Basciano, is the one came up with the idea of quickly starting an Instagram page back in 2016,” Mares explained. But it was People Magazine and a site called IMGUR in England that really launched this pretty kitty’s career — #goalkitty is even being trademarked. 

Have you ever seen anything cuter? 

You can see more of her cute photos by following #goalkitty on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

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