Tubby Tabby Steals the Spotlight in These Wedding Pictures

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
Marriage may be about making each other (fat and) happy, and this newlywed couple knows that has a lot to do with their own fat cat, who recently appeared in some post-wedding pics in all his fur glory.

Once upon a time, a fat tabby was in a shelter in Washington D.C. He was called Symba, the Tubby Tabby, and he was adopted by a couple–Kiah Berkeley and Peter Sorkin. They decided to also call him Vito, and share his life on Instagram and Facebook.

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Berkley and Sorkin recently married in Ridge, MD, which is two hours away from where they live in Washington, D.C., so Vito, unfortunately, was not able to be part of the wedding party.

But that didn’t stop him from being part of the wedding pictures! The couple’s photographer, Kristi Odom, knew how important Vito was to the couple and how big a part of their lives he is, she wanted to include him in pictures too.

And when we say big, we do mean big. Vito is a whopping 35-pounds, but his parents are helping him lose weight, with a new diet and some already lost pounds. Vito’s previous owner moved into a retirement home and couldn’t bring the then-Symba, and when the couple heard about him, they adopted him from the Human Rescue Alliance in D.C. He has his own social media accounts (where he goes by his old name Symba) and Berkley says that she’ll chronicle Vito’s weight loss journey so all who have fallen in love with him can follow!

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The couple is still waiting on the full portfolio of pictures, but are so far in love with what Odom has done and can’t wait to see the rest.

We can see why–it’s clear their fluffy feline has stolen their hearts, and we admit…he’s sort of stolen ours too!

Lori Ennis
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