While Louis the Cat might seem quite intimidating when you first look at him, don’t let it fool you.

He’s a total babe.

Louis has been suffering from perma-frown since he was a kitten. But it’s his exact expression that’s making this 6-year-old Persian so popular on Instagram.

Of course, he could never replace Grumpy Cat. Yet, fans still call him that.

The kitty has a flat mouth that always points downward. Accompanying that is his big, yellow eyes that he always squints. And according to his mom, Michelle Alexis, that is exactly why he looks like an “old man”.

“Louis is now referred to as the ‘new Grumpy Cat,’” Alexis informed. “But he is actually very sweet, happy and playful.”

“He loves to snuggle and give head rubs; he will chase lasers and play with toys,” she added.

People have asked Alexis if Louis suffers from any genetic deformity. But this is just how Louis looks.

Occasionally, his fur needs a lion cut. And when they are short, he has quite a collection of sweaters and shirts for warmth.

Louis lives with his sister, Monae, and his mom in Austin, Texas. While he loves outdoor adventures, one of his favorite things to do is play with his little sibling.

Monae lived at Austin Pets Alive until 2015. When she first joined her family, these two siblings had many feuds.

But now, the time has made them wiser. And more peaceful. They have grown to love each other like best friends. “She even tackles and picks at him,” Alexis said, “but really she loves him.”

Right now, Louis has over 4,000 followers on Instagram. He could have even more in the following days.

While he might not get as popular as Grumpy Cat did, he’s on his way to becoming an internet celebrity.

As one of the posts says, “Let me reassure you I’m far from grumpy!!!! But I’m okay with the name.”

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