We absolutely adore cats. But nearly every day we learn something new and unexpected about our feline friends. Like that there are cattos out there who love bananas for no apparent reason!

Bean the cat absolutely adores bananas and enjoys licking them so much that his owner couldn’t resist taking photos of him and uploading them online. We reached out to Bean’s owner and she talked to us about when his obsession with this fruit started, how she rescued the catto when he was just an itty-bitty baby, and told us all about Bean’s ‘brothers’ Pirate, Ninja, and Raptor.

“He just kinda wanted a sniff of a banana when he was about 9 months old or so and ended up really liking them. He never gets much of one and it’s maybe a couple of times a month or even less,” she told Bored Panda.

“His vet knows about it because we’ve seen her several times this last year or so for his bouts of uveitis that he’s had a small problem with but he’s doing great and it is unrelated. She got quite a kick out of his photos. Banana would be unhealthy for a cat if consumed regularly though. So it’s definitely not a diet staple for him,” Bean’s owner pointed out. Scroll down for the rest of our wholesome exclusive interview!

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Meet Bean the cat. He really likes licking bananas for some reason

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

His owner couldn’t resist posting pictures of his love of bananas on Facebook

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We were curious to find out what other things Bean likes besides bananas. His owner said that his other favorite snack is Noosa Yogurt (“in small amounts also, of course”) and he also adores scrambled eggs and cheese. But that’s not all.

“He’s also a veggie lover and will go for Brussels sprouts leaves and lettuce. He’s a well-rounded boy. His actual diet is wet food twice a day, though,” the banana cat’s loving owner said.

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

“He loves following me around the house. He’s my shadow. When it snows he _loves_ to go outside for some supervised play. He will wait by the door if I ask him ‘do you wanna be a snow bean?’ Which I will usually sing to him in tune with Frozen’s ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman.’”

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

As it turns out, Bean’s been a minor internet celeb for quite some time now. However, things turned sour when his owner had a nasty run-in with some hackers and they ended up losing his 3k followers. Undeterred, the duo started fresh and now have over 11.3k followers on Instagram.

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

“I love photographing him and he has such a big personality I figured other people would enjoy him with me,” the owner explained the reason why she started uploading her cat’s photos online. She also joked that she is a cat lady because she also keeps Bean’s ‘brothers.’

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

Bean was a tiny unwanted kitten when his owner rescued him. Here’s the wholesome and heart-rending story. “So Bean was abandoned as a newborn by his momma. On the evening of 6 April 2018, I saw a post about this teeny white kitten that needed help.”

“It was damp and getting dark and cold and they had been watching for momma for 3+ hours with no sign and he was in the middle of their yard alone. I picked him up within a few minutes as they lived nearby,” Bean’s owner told Bored Panda. “He was my first bottle baby (I have fostered and rescued cats and kittens for years).

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

She continued: “My husband was deployed and my kids were school age so he has my sole focus every day and I was up every 3 hours with him every night. I’d originally intended on finding him a home, but as he grew and my husband returned from deployment when he was just 4 weeks old, we purchased a home and I couldn’t part with him.”

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

Here’s what Bean looked like when his owner rescued him when he was just an itty-bitty kitten

Image credits: Libby Gutierez

Image credits: Libby Gutierez

Bean’s owner highlighted the fact that the catto’s been like her second shadow ever since then. Bean has plenty of friends in his forever home: there’s Pirate, Ninja, and Raptor, the other cats that live with him.

“Pirate is the oldest. We rescued him in Germany. He was super sickly and stunted. He has a badly infected eye that turned out to be cancer. Thus his name. He will be 10 this summer but is a healthy guy ever since his eye removal. Ninja is the second oldest. Also adopted in Germany. He was born as a feral kitten but we got him at around 5 weeks of age. He’s 1 year younger than Pirate and just turned 8 this last fall.”

“And lastly, there’s Raptor. He was adopted here in Utah and is 3 years old. He was adopted through one of our local shelters when he was just a baby. We met in the adoption center for Petsmart,” the owner said, noting that he wanted to be with her so bad that he turned his back to other people looking at kittens. “He chose me. Everyone always giggles at his ‘lips.’”

Bean is just the cutest!

Image credits: Cat Named Bean

Some people also shared pictures of their banana-loving pets

The internet fell in love with Bean the cat!