A photo depicts a toyger kitten.
The claim took off on social media in February 2021.
Misbar’s investigation found that the picture has been digitally manipulated. It first appeared in a mock-up ad for Newman’s Own cat food published by digital artist Robyn Silev in 2013.
They are less vibrant-appearing than in the manipulated photo, but are still – to this Misbar writer, at least – very adorable.