Back in 2013, Yoerm Ahm started an Instagram page where he shared GoPro camera shots usually involving wildlife he encountered
However, he never thought a star would be born when one day when a gray tabby cat named Manny took his GoPro and took a selfie, and it all happened by chance.
“Manny learned to use the camera by chance when he reached out to touch the camera during a shoot one day,” Yorem said.
And then “Manny The Selfie Cat” AKA “Your Moms Favorite Cat” was born, and he took the world by storm.
Manny was a stray when he and Yorem met, he was looking for a place to live and stumbled upon Yorem and his wife’s property by chance.
He clearly needed a place to live, and the couple welcomed him into their home. Actually, it was Manny who made that decision for them!
“He just showed up one day and hasn’t left,” Yorem told ABC News, he made himself right at home!
Yorem and his wife also housed other dogs and cats that Manny quickly became best friends with, although he was no ordinary cat.
His charisma and charm soon made him the “alpha” of the pack, and he started making regular appearances on Yorem’s Instagram.
After a few photoshoots, both alone and with his siblings, it was clear to Yorem that Manny enjoyed being in the spotlight.
“He is very curious, and whenever I take pics of my dogs, he basically ‘photobombs’ the camera and tries to take it from me,” said Yorem.
He even went as far as to describe Manny as “the most intelligent, inquisitive cat we’ve ever had”.
However, it wasn’t up until an extraordinary thing happened that the couple realized really how intelligent and inquisitive Manny was.
Manny, the star was born.
One day, Yorem was doing the regular photoshoot for his Instagram with Manny his two dogs when something special happened.
“Manny learned to use the camera by chance when he reached out to touch the camera during a shoot one day,” said Yorem.
The results were magical, with many pictures showing Manny “taking a selfie,” on his own and with many others.
Yorem couldn’t help but laugh at the hilarious photos, and so he uploaded one onto Instagram, and soon enough thousands of people were laughing with him.
From that moment on, Manny became an internet sensation and earned his title as “Selfie Cat.”
Manny essentially took over Yorem’s account, and he has 630k followers and counting, all eager to see his next selfie.
Often, he is seen taking selfies with Yorems pair of huge Rottweiler security guards.
Manny’s “security team” will often sit alongside him with a goofy smile, enjoying Manny’s company, as it was mentioned that he has a huge personality.
Manny has been featured in international news as well as making a guest appearance on Ellen!
Yorem is extremely proud of how far Manny has come, and how happy he can make people.
Check out Manny’s Instagram page to see more of him and follow his daily life.
“If people smile from him, that’s even better,” Yorem shared.