By Nora Hakramaj

MEET Samson, New York's biggest cat - weighing 28 pounds and measuring an incredible four foot in length

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Videographer / Director: Ruaridh Connellan
Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ellie Winstanley
Editor: Sonia Estal

Fur-real: Samson is New York's biggest cat

The hulking feline is chauffeured around in his very own super-size carriage and spends his down time playing fetch - just like a dog.

The four-year-old Maine Coon breed has now reached celebrity status due to his impressive stature - and has amassed over 104,000 followers on Instagram.

Owner, DJ Jonathan Zurbel, 42, said: "l inherited him from my brother and made him a celebrity on Instagram. Now he’s a famous cat.

The kitty eats six cans of food a day to feed his massive appetite.

"I just watched his weight start to grow and grow.

"I went to the vet and she said this is the largest cat we have in the registry. I decided to claim that name and claim that throne."

The insatiable kitty eats six cans of food a day to feed his massive appetite.

Cool cat: Samson gets chauffeured around in his very own super-size carriage

And Jonathan forks out $120 worth of grooming every few months to make sure Samson always looks his best.

Jonathan said: "He’s a very gentle cat. He’s very sweet, doesn’t get angry and he's great with dogs.

"One of the funniest things he does is watching Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 on my iPad.”

Feline good: Johnathan spends $120 worth of grooming every few months
Cat-dog: he spends his down time playing fetch

Not only has the fluffy feline made a name for himself, he also works wonders for Jonathan's love life.

Jonathan said: “He changed my love life completely. I can’t tell you how many girls want to come over and meet him.

"He’s 100% playboy and he gets me dates and admirers.

The Maine Coon breed often gets mistake for a dog

“People are shocked when they see him. People usually yell up from the street, ‘Is that a cat?’ And I hold him up and they all stare like, ‘Wow’.

“Usually when I walk him in a stroller people assume I have a kid in there.”

With a big cat comes even bigger responsibilities.

Ladies man: he also works wonders for Jonathan's love life

“I have to get everything bigger. I have a huge litter box for him,” said Jonathan.

“He doesn’t fit in any cat carriers and I have to get dog carriers and dog leashes.”

Now Jonathan and Samson are planning on releasing a mix tape - on which Samson helps to ‘mix’ the music.

Furiends: the celebrity has over 17,000 followers on Instagram.

And Jonathan hopes that Samson’s fame will encourage people to adopt rescue cats.

Jonathan said: "I like to share him with people and that’s really the goal - just get him out there.

“I want to spread pet ownership and encourage people to adopt because there’s lots of cats out there that need homes.

Mewsic: they plan on dropping a mix tape soon

“Samson is priceless - I love him. To me he’s like my son. I don’t have any kids and I’ve just completely bonded with him.

"He's like a family member and I would never consider selling him.

"He’s the largest cat in New York, so I’m waiting for a challenger to step up and say they got one bigger.

"It’s gonna be tough though - he’s a big boy."

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