This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.
Bruno, the beloved and very ~thicc~ polydactyl cat, has officially been adopted. We can all breathe a sigh of relief.
The extremely high-maintenance feline captured the hearts of internet users everywhere after Wright Way Rescue Animal Shelter in Morton Grove, Illinois, shared his adoption listing on Facebook on Aug. 15.
A week later, a Chicago couple decided to adopt him.
For those of you who need a refresher, Bruno's long list of quirky habits and super extra requests includes, but is not limited to:
Sleeping at the end of his foster parents' bed
Getting neck/face scratches
Getting pet on ONLY the head and spine
Talking a lot. Like, A LOT...
Drinking water, but only in a room that doesn't contain his food
Standing on hind legs
Amazing, right? There's no denying Bruno, the seven-year-old, 25lb cat who's been with the shelter since April, is hella extra. But he knows that and completely owns it. That's why it's no surprise his adoption listing quickly went viral.
On Wednesday, a week after Wright Way Rescue Animal Shelter's call for adoption, Buzzfeed reported that Bruno had finally found a loving home.
A Chicago couple — Lauren Paris, 29, and her boyfriend, Jason Bartlett — officially adopted Bruno on Tuesday. They were one of 161 applications that came in.
"When I saw a photo of Bruno that had been shared on Facebook I just...freaked," Paris told BuzzFeed News. "It was this wild combination of an excited laugh/cry. And I felt this insane drive — I knew I would do whatever it took to be his forever home."
And because Bruno is such an extra cat, Paris made a truly extra plea to the shelter by performing a personalized song called, "Gimmie That Fat Cat."
A match made in heaven.
According to BuzzFeed, the song wasn't all Paris did to secure Bruno's adoption. She reportedly sent a letter of intent to the shelter, too, and recorded a video tour of her house to show Bruno would have a nice home. Now that's dedication.