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BREAKING NEWS: Lunchbox the cat is a finalist for this year’s Cadbury Easter Bunny!

4:44 AM EDT on March 20, 2020

With coverage of the coronavirus pandemic overwhelming the headlines, it’s easy for other important, newsworthy events to be glossed over. It seems like nowadays the media isn’t paying much attention to the celebrity gossip or our favorite idiot senator seeming to have used classified government information to cultivate his stock portfolio. But what’s worse is the lack of coverage of the most important election of our generation.

Via KFOR…

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A bonafide pop culture sensation visited News 4 Tuesday afternoon on his quest to become the 2020 Cadbury Easter Bunny.

Lunchbox, the 23-pound rescue cat, brought his sizable charm offensive to News 4 as he campaigned for votes in the prestigious nationwide competition.

Lunchbox is a Top 10 finalist in the 2020 Cadbury Easter Bunny tryouts.

Brooke Massengill with the Oklahoma Humane Society accompanied Lunchbox during his News 4 visit.

The News 4 team interviewed Massengill about the extra-cuddly kitty...

Lunchbox is black and white and has endearingly warm green eyes. The tip of his left ear is missing, but his spirit is fully intact.

Unless you also spend way too much time browsing headlines on local media stations, you heard it here first! Oklahoma’s very own Lunchbox the cat has made the shortlist for the national honor of being this year’s Cadbury Easter Bunny. That’s a very big dream for a very big cat…

There's a lot of folks looking to adopt Lunchbox, but Humane Society professionals want to get him a bit healthier before he finds his forever home, Brooke said.

Lunchbox's cuteness, sweetness and extra-plumpness is not all that he's got going on. He's in the Cadbury Easter Bunny competition as a rescue animal advocate.

Lunchbox is one of 10 finalists in the competition. The winner will appear in Cadbury's Easter commercial and receive a $5,000 prize.

For a kitty who is nearly 2.5 times larger than the average adult cat, you would think Lunchbox would be the perfect mascot for the creamy, sugary, nebulous putty shielded by fat solids that is the Cadbury Egg. But alas, we have to wait until March 24th to find out if he’s won. Until then, you can watch this video of Lunchbox reading mean tweets about himself or contact the Oklahoma Humane Society about adopting one of his buddies.

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You can also check out All Paws Rescue if you're interested in fostering, adopting, or volunteering to support fur babies like Lunchbox. Then follow Hayley on twitter @squirrellygeek

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