Meet Samson, the ‘largest cat in NYC’. His beautiful photos make him an Instagram star


When you picture a cat, you imagine a gorgeous little ball of fur that can curl up comfortably on your lap. But this particular kitty, though sweet and lovely, weighs 27 pounds and is bigger than your average cat.



His named is Samson, a Maine Coon from New York City. He’s about four feet in length and is so big that he has been hailed as ‘the largest cat in NYC!’


In fact, there is a chance that he may be the biggest cat in the world. The cat once held that title, according to the Guinness Book of Record, has passed away. He was 4.04 feet.


For now, the title remains open and we think Samson is a great contender.


Samson’s owner, Jonathan Zurbel, is completely in love with his feline buddy. He said Samson is not overweight, he just has a larger build than most cats.


He waits by my (bedroom) door and comes in first thing in the morning to sit on my belly. He is very kind and sweet and a very well behaved cat. He is a dream cat.

If we are talking about ‘gentle giant’ then this is the kitty that truly fits the term.


Samson has also become a massive internet star. His Instagram page, set up by Jonathan, has over 175,000 followers.


The account is filled with loads of pictures of Samson and the fans just cannot get enough.


We see ‘King Catstradamus’ (according to his Instagram bio) enjoying day-to-day life.


The famous cat can be seen lounging, sleeping and enjoying quality time with his favourite human, Jonathan.


What’s not to love about this cutie? Despite his size, Samson has the most adorable face and you just want to pet him all day long.