Jacinda Ardern was sworn in as New Zealand’s new Prime Minister this week, making history as the world’s youngest female leader (she’s 37).  She’s also New Zealand’s youngest Prime Minister in 150 years and the third woman to lead the country.

Ardern’s adorable polydactyl cat Paddles is now causing a stir on social media.  She made her Twitter debut just a few days ago and already has thousands of followers.

For more on Paddles and other current first pets around the world, check out this BBC News article.  You can follow Paddles at @FirstCatofNZ.  As she says, “Have thumbs, will tweet!”


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