You never know what will go viral. One mishap caught on camera, one funny face, one cute moment, or anything really can all end up going viral on the internet. The internet is constantly changing and it’s never known what people are going to be into on any given day. That explains why there’s something a little bizarre going viral in Japan.
There’s a mascot by the name of Chi-tan and it’s actually kind of cute. It’s a small-clawed otter featuring big eyes, a smiling face, a turtle hat, a bottle, and a cute little belly. Overall, it looks like something that kids would be ready and willing to go give a hug too. It has, however, surprised everyone by going incredibly viral in Japan.
The mascot is actually based off a real otter by the same name who also went viral. Chi-tan is pretty cute and that cuteness is captured on YouTube videos which millions have now viewed. The Facebook messages, YouTube comments, and Twitter shares were all full of people saying they were dying to meet Chi-tan. Of course, a tiny otter can’t meat everyone. That’s why the mascot was born and people are going crazy over it.
According to BuzzFeed, the viral otter posts videos to a YouTube page of her doing things with the locals. She plays with them, grabs food with them, makes them laugh, and a whole slew of other things. People absolutely love it. Chi-tan also has a goofy side. Apparently, people all over the world send her sports equipment and she makes silly videos with it. Can you imagine what a stuffed otter looks like trying her hand at a punching bag or jumping on a trampoline?
She’s pretty silly and her antics have even been turned into memes. Of course, some people are making fun of her but at the end of the day she is super viral on every platform and super lovable. Chi-tan doesn’t mind the attention. She just wants to make others happy.