Correction: We reported a nuke test in "North Korea" instead of "500 miles west of Maru."

Sure, the world has its Obamas, its Putins, its Boehners and even its Merkels. None of them compare to the hypnotic power over people possessed by the ever-adorable, acrobatic, playful, lovable Japanese Scottish Fold named Maru. Maru. Maru. Maru. Yes, Maru, what do you command? The State of the Union? Tonight? Yes, Maru. We will do as you command. Of course we will also share your adorable video on Facebook. All hail Galactic Overlord Maru!

Sources: BuzzFeed | New York Times