Everyone has fallen for Lunchbox – the 24lb cat who wants to be a Cadbury bunny

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Lunchbox the 24lb cat is showing everyone that you shouldn’t let anyone tell you that you can’t be who you want to be.

The kitty, from Oklahoma, is living his best life – as a bunny.

He was named as a top 10 finalist in the search for a new Cadbury Bunny in the U.S.

Lunchbox was rescued as a stray by the Oklahoma Humane Society and is currently being fostered before being adopted.

But staff entered him in the contest to be the pet in a new Cadbury commercial to promote creme eggs in America.

Posting about the exciting news that he was in the final, Oklahoma Humane Society said: ‘Hours of acting classes, private tutoring sessions, and ***a few*** off-diet bribe treats have paid off.

‘Lunchbox has been named a finalist in the Cadbury Bunny Tryouts, and has a shot at being the Cadbury Bunny in the upcoming Easter commercial!’

The winner would be the star and receive a $5,000 (£4,000) prize.

Sadly, it wasn’t to be for Lunchbox as he was beaten by another bunny wannabe.

The public voted Lieutenant Dan, a two-legged dog, as the winner.

According to his profile, Lieutenant Dan, from New Richmond, Ohio, ‘was born different, but hasn’t let that slow him down! He has a joy for life that is infectious and inspiring!’

But Lunchbox was a good sport. Another post on the charity’s Facebook page said: ‘Hello ladies and gentlemen of Ameowica. Lunchbox here!

‘I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support in my run for Cadbury Bunny 2020. I have officially conceded to Lt. Dan, (an adorable two-legged dog – check out @cadburyusa to see him).

‘I know he will be a fantastic Cadbury Bunny, but I am already on to more important duties in my self-appointed role as official rescue animal catvocate to the state of Oklahoma.

‘These are unprecedented times for our country and our state. As the world outside comes to a temporary halt, I’m here to remind you that the cats and dogs in your community still need your help.

‘The number of animals coming into shelters, flowing into rescues, and needing to be fostered/adopted has not slowed down.

‘A gift of your time as a foster, a monetary donation to help us continue life-saving operations, or opening your heart and home to adopt a new pet are some remarkable things you can do for my fellow dogs and cats during this trying time.

‘With much love to you all, signing off from my foster-to-adopt home, be safe out there friends. Take care of yourself, your community, and your animals. XO – Lunchbox’

Despite missing out on the title, Lunchbox gained lots of fans.

One said: ‘You’ll always be #1 to us… now onward to finding you your furever home!!’

Another added: ‘Aww Lunchbox – every time I think of Easter bunnies, I’ll see only you buddy!!!’