By Crystal Chung @crystalkchung
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Videographer / director: Shirley Nordenskiold
Producer: Shannon Lane, Nick Johnson
Editor: Marcus Cooper
Earlier this year the ultimate scaredy cat stole the hearts of many around the world with his unique facial expressions.
Herman, an exotic shorthair, was born with exceptionally big eyes - giving him a permanently startled expression.
When he was younger, the kitten’s bulbous eyes were so big that he couldn’t close his eyelids - even when he was sleeping.
And dressed as an elf, the fearful feline resembles the Grinch.
The nine-month-old kitty lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, with his doting owner Shirley and will be spending his Christmas with his new family.
Shirley said: “At first he seemed excited about the outfit and going around looking like a cat elf, but the satisfaction and excitement only lasted so long.
“After spending a short time in the costume, Herman decided being an elf was not that funny and his career as Santa’s little helper was unfortunately over - for this Christmas at least.”
For Shirley it was an easy choice to bring littler Herman home with her when they first met.
She said: “The first time I met Herman, he was instantly jumping up on me and decided to sit on my shoulder purring.
"Even though he was significantly smaller and had that peculiar look, I decided that I had to make sure that he and I would have a fantastic time together.”
Despite his unique appearance, the quirky kitten was like any other kitten but since he rise to fame in August of 2016, Shirley claims that stardom has somewhat gone to Herman’s head.
Shirley joked: “Ever since he saw himself on Youtube for the first time, his fame has probably gone to his head - he has been increasingly picky only eating particular types of cat food.
“Maybe this stubbornness stems from him getting a little bit too much attention when the weekly pictures and videos for the Instagram profile need to be taken.”
To keep up-to-date with Herman’s antics, follow him at www.instagram.com/exoticherman