A 21-year-old cat named Maddie has stolen the hearts of internet users worldwide. The feline's owner, who goes by the username @etlots on TikTok, posted a video that has garnered an impressive 1.5 million views. The footage showcases Maddie in various settings, including lounging at home, spending time with the family dog, and peacefully sleeping. The video's text overlay states: "POV: You've had the same girl cat since you were 9. (& you're 30 now)." In the video's caption, Maddie's owner also reveals some of the cat's favorite activities, such as enjoying chicken, vocalizing her opinions, sunbathing, seeking warmth from heating pads, and playfully asserting dominance over the family's 4-year-old dog.
Maddie's remarkable longevity is worth noting, considering that the average lifespan of a cat is around 13 to 14 years. Factors like nutrition, lifestyle, preventative care, breed, and genetics all contribute to a cat's lifespan. According to Guinness World Records, the oldest recorded cat lived to be 38 years old and was named Creme Puff. The current titleholder for the oldest living cat, however, is a British feline named Flossie, who is now 28 years old after being born on December 29, 1995.