SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) -- Fans of Grumpy Cat, surely the Internet's most famous feline, began lining up early Friday evening, outside Macy's in San Francisco's Union Square -- watching and waiting for hours to see that adorably grumpy face, live and up close.
"(She's) the most famous cat on the Internet! I love her so much," said Bryanna Cleland, who came here from Fairfield. "A very special cat, yeah," added Jermey Womack.
They weren't disappointed. There she sat on a red cushion, surrounded by lights and cameras, facing her adoring fans. Then she fell asleep, while her owner looked on.
Hundreds queued up to get the fluffy meme's "pawtograph," one frownie face after another. There was one rule: no petting allowed.
"That's good enough for me," a Grumpy-groupie told us.
The point of it all, ostensibly, was to promote Grumpy Cat's less famous feline friends, kittens who are wards of the SPCA, up for adoption and on display in Macy's holiday window.
Grumpy's effort, if you could call it that, was much appreciated.
"We are so thankful for Grumpy Cat to be here and kick off this event for us!" exclaimed Beth Power, an SPCA volunteer.
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