More than 3,000 adoption applications come in for Mr. B, the 26-pound cat

A 26-pound tabby cat that has gone viral for his astounding size has thousands hoping to give him a forever home.

Mr. B was initially posted Aug. 22 by Morris Animal Refuge. His rotund figure captured the attention of many on social media.

Explore>> Read more trending news

"OMG, big boi Mr. B is a CHONK," a tweet from the Philadelphia nonprofit read. "He's a chonk of a chonk. He redefines the term."

similar post was made on the shelter's Facebook page.

Less than a week later, the organization announced that more than 3,000 applications have come in for Mr. B. According to a post, the shelter said Mr. B is currently in a foster home, which could become his forever home.

In the meantime, Morris Animal is using his popularity to boost the profiles of other cats that also need forever homes. Some other cats up for adoption are below.