Shocker! Company reveals Hello Kitty is not actually a cat

Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday

As preparations are made for the roll-out of Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday festivities in Los Angeles, the company that makes the beloved mouthless feline wants to set the record straight:

Hello Kitty is not a cat at all, says Sanrio.

She’s a real human little girl who lives outside of London, has a twin sister and a cat of her own and will forever be in third grade.

It’s part of Hello Kitty’s origin story that most of the world never glommed onto as the Japanese character steadily won over hearts and minds across the globe beginning in the early 1970s…