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Lil Bub and her owner Mike Bridasky enjoy a meet and greet with fans during the Catsbury Park Cat Convention in Asbury Park.

It started with a magic carpet ride. 

Seaside Heights native Nicole Gable dragged Claude, her hairless Canadian Sphynx cat, on a rug on the Internet. Gable now has more than 800,000 followers on TikTok.

“He has just become obsessed and I think that started maybe two or three months ago when he started with that carpet,’ said Gable, who flips Claude on his back on the carpet and pushes him along. “He’ll stand on that carpet and scream at people.”

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Claude, a runty special needs fella, screamed when Gable was talking to a reporter from the USA TODAY Network New Jersey on the phone.

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