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Rey The Smiley Cat Will Chase Away Your Blues

Why feel down with Grumpy Cat when you can get cheered up with Smiley Cat? This absolutely, pawsitively adorable feline who looks as if she is constant grinning did not always have a reason to smile, however.

She started life like so many kittens, without a home. Lucky for her, though, she was at the Best Friends Kitten Nursey in Salt Lake City – so she was sure to have a bright future. From there, she moved to a foster family who helped her gain weight and got her fixed at the Best Friends Clinic. When she was ready, she moved to the Pet Adoption Center in early November 2015, where her purrfect family found her. Aaron and Jenni Colborn were immediately smitten with the cute kitten, who came up and mewed at them, begging to be picked up. That was all it took.

Welcome to the family, teeny tiny smiley Rey. #instacats #catsofinstagram #tinykitten #kittycat #meow #kittensofinstagram #catstagram A photo posted by Coen + Ava + (mostly) Rey (@coen.ava.rey) on

A Smile Is Worth A Thousand Words

Rey, as this smiley kitten is called, now has her own Instagram account where she brightens up the days of thousands of followers the world over.

And, in case you were wondering, yes, she is named after the female lead in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens film. But, she is also her owners “Little ‘rey’ of sunshine!” In an interview with ABC News Today, Jenni said:  “A lot of my friends, family, neighbors and coworkers are just obsessed with Rey and her smile,” Jenni, 27, told ABC News today “We like to think she’s the anti-Grumpy Cat, his self-proclaimed arch nemesis.”


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