A New Jersey humane society is celebrating after successfully using the force of social media to find a home for cat that bears an uncanny resemblance to “Star Wars” actor Adam Driver.
Corey, a two-and-a-half-year-old Oriental shorthair cat was featured on the Monmouth County SPCA’s Facebook page last week, his picture drew immediate comparisons to Driver.
A brief bio noted “Corey loves ALL people, including children, and would be happiest as the only pet in the home.” A marked behavioural distinction between Corey and Driver’s performance as “Star Wars” villain Kylo Ren — aside from one being feline, the other human.
In the end, a flurry of social media attention brought 32-year-old Emily McCombs forward to offer Corey a new home.
An update on the Monmouth County SPCA’s page notes McCombs “instantly fell in love” with Catlo Ren and drove all the way from Brooklyn to adopt him.
McCombs, an Elite Daily executive editor, laughed about the comparisons of Corey’s “weird little face” to Driver in an interview with Time Magazine. She extended an open invitation to Driver to meet his doppelganger.
“He has the exact opposite of Kylo Ren’s personality. He is the opposite of villainous,” she said.
“He’s loving and sweet. He’s a supreme snuggler.”
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