A police officer with a dastardly good-looking mustache adopted an adorable orange tabby kitten that was found under a dumpster by another officer. The cop, who goes by BaconOpinion on Reddit and DonutOperator on Instagram (this is a cop can probably take a pig joke) posted a photo of the kitten with the caption, “my new partner is kind of a puss.”
This selfie went viral because it's so visually arresting.
The cop named the kitten “Squirt” because he ”squirted yellow shit all over the place when we brought him home,” the officer wrote on Reddit. After that incident, no other name is worthy. Brilliant name, Mr. Cop. Brilliant name.
The police officer also said that he has other cats at home. One of his cats, Toothless, just started nursing. This is perfect timing for the young Squirt, who is still weaning.
Squirt and his new momma, Toothless.
Folks showed their support of the cop's new adoptee in the comments. As one adorer wrote: "Thanks for saving the little guy!" Another dude quipped: "Please make sure and hide him in your bulletproof vest if things get shooty."
Some talented Redditor also created this badass black and white illustration of the cop and Squirt.
In response to the illustration, the cop wrote: "That is the coolest fucking thing that I have ever seen. Thank you so much!" He even offered to give the artist money.
No word yet if money was exchanged between the cop and the artist. One thing's for sure, however—Squirt is now in good hands.