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Max The Cat Was Banned From The Library And The Internet Hilariously Demands Answers

by Elana

You've probably seen the photo floating around all over Facebook, Reddit, Imgur, you name it. It went full-blown viral on levels we don't always see anymore.

Max, a local cat, has been banned from the library. The sign begs library visitors to NOT let Max inside the library. It says Max wants in, but the library and Max's owner are in agreement that Max should not be allowed into the library. It appears to be quite the conundrum that apparently has begged an eruption of questions from the Internet. 

Cats love to be in all sorts of spaces. So why isn't Max allowed into the library? What heinous behavior could have barred the sweet cat from prowling the books and lounging in the rays of sunshine? We need to know. 

We need to know!

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The post stat started it all...

Mischievous Max sparks an Internet uproar!

As it turns out there is a WILD story behind Max and we are just chomping up the details.

This is Max.

Isn't her adorable? We think so.

Love this photo of Max 💕...thanks to @russiansnowqueen #ilovemycat #gingercat #kittylove

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Max enjoys his outdoor freedom.

He roams free and wild enjoying the spoils of the neighborhood. He's a bit of a rebel though, not tamed solely by the ability to roll in the grass and bath in direct sunlight. Max seeks the comfort of the local library.

But his entertainment time in the Minnesota library was apparently not welcome.

He has wandered in multiple times and even been CAUGHT on camera and was subsequently publicly banned!

Oops Max was caught on camera as he sneaked into the library about a month ago

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However, this hasn't stunted Max.

Now, he has found fame like many rebels before him.

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And it all began with a tweet.

Like many other instances of Internet fame, a single tweet began the rolling ball that gained momentum as the photo spread far and wide.

Naturally, someone responded.

By beginning Max's story with an eloquent poem on Twitter.

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This was not enough.

The Internet began to demand answers.

And photos.

First of all, because cats. Second of all, Max the cat.

The people demand answers!

In the name of Max!

Macalester College Library employees tried desperately to satiate the cries from the public and to respond as eloquently as possible.

They provided a glimpse at him.

The explained what he does at the library.

And they hilariously answered the age old question:

Does Max have a library card?!

As to be expected from Internet levels of enthusiasm, Max's fan base got to work trying to figure out how to help Max get inside the library.

Someone made him a library card.

Which, by the way, cutest thing ever.

Max just got a library card from Sevinth on twitter @sevinthstreams Max says thank you very much...he's looking forward to using it😻

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In fact, more than one person tried to help Max with a library card.

How could they say no to this!?

So cute...now he has 2! They should definitely let him in😻found on twitter @RSillustrations Rachel Suzanne @rachelsuzanneillustration

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Others tried more nefarious plots

Like bribing.

The way most advocacy gets started:

Petitions.

And my personal favorite:

An entire Max section.

And others yet decided they would be the rebels Max inspired them to be.

They had one plan

A solid plan, technically.

It is like a compulsive need at this point.

"You can't STOP me!"

Roberto has a point.

Oh, Max.

The days are long without the library aren't they?

If you ask me one of the best parts is how many public figures began to get invovled.

Like Senator Jack Reed

He's got the support of the government.

And Gypsy is a huge fan.

We love this.

And we were left wondering what is next for dear old Max?

Because clearly Max has a fanbase.

And there's a lot of talented artists in his fan base...

Great comic by Macalester art student Mariah @marjoramen she's posted it on tumblr at Mariah Jo marjoramen.tumblr.com

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And obviously Max's owner is trying to find ways to make it work.

And in lieu of the library, a local book store wants to let Max in.

So his owner is leash training him so they can go on adventures together!

If you live in St. Paul MN stop by the great new little used book store on Grand...can't wait to take Max there once he's on leash!

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And one thing is for sure:

Max is one loved cat, worldwide!

If you live in St. Paul MN stop by the great new little used book store on Grand...can't wait to take Max there once he's on leash!

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