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!
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.
Isn't her adorable? We think so.
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.
He has wandered in multiple times and even been CAUGHT on camera and was subsequently publicly banned!
Now, he has found fame like many rebels before him.
Like many other instances of Internet fame, a single tweet began the rolling ball that gained momentum as the photo spread far and wide.
This is basically halfway to being a children's book pic.twitter.com/DjwUPHy9Wz— Erin McGuire (@e_mcguire_) November 29, 2017
By beginning Max's story with an eloquent poem on Twitter.
“Please do not let in the cat,”— Finn, a Human (@relsqui) November 29, 2017
the sign said. By the door he sat.
His name was Max, I read and learned.
“He’s nice,” but this cat hadn’t earned
the right to come inside and read.
Why could it be? What did he need?
Every time Max went inside,— Finn, a Human (@relsqui) November 29, 2017
librarians from far and wide
would chase him out and whisper “Shoo!”
His owner had forbade him too.
Poor cat. No human thought that he
belonged inside the library.