New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, and the director-general of health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, have been nominated for New Zealander of the year.
And so has a cat.
You gotta love New Zealand!
Mittens first came to fame in 2018 when he was spotted walked around all over Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Some people caught him and brought him to the police station, thinking the cat was lost. After this happened a few times, an SPCA employee started a Facebook page to assure locals that the cat was not lost, just adventurous!
Mittens, a Turkish Angora, even has his own Wikipedia page!
— Brían McDomhnaill (@Xaphriel) February 26, 2020