On Tuesday, Alex Shebar and his girlfriend, Shamaine Watson, were walking near their home in London when a "lost cat" poster stopped them dead in their tracks. It wasn't that they recognized the kitty pictured there, but rather that his appearance was so very striking.
"We said to each other, 'Aww, look at the grumpy cat,'" Shebar told The Dodo. "He looked like the kind of cat you wouldn't want to mess with. He was very hard to miss."
That cat, of course, was Luc. And thanks in not small part to his perma-scowl, he stuck in Shebar and Watson's minds when they, moments later, rounded the corner and heard meowing.
"We looked down, and there's the cat sitting there - same grumpy face, same angry look," Shebar said. "It was like something we thought couldn't actually be happening. You never expect to find a lost cat like that. But here he was just sitting there."