Aaron Benitez and his cat, Prince Michael, have been inseparable since the man adopted the grey feline, explains Kelli Bender of celebrity and human interest website People. Their friendship is documented in Benitez’s YouTube account Aaron’s Animals, which garnered over 2 million subscribers. Benitez’s channel features videos of him and Prince Michael hanging out.
Describing his cat as “friendly, easy-going, loyal,” and loving, he adds, “We really are best friends, on and off the screen. I know I can always count on Prince Michael to put a smile on my face when I’m down or be my wingman when I’m up.” When Benitez was about to get married, he knew Prince Michael had to be part of the special event. He stated that finding a venue that allows cats was the “main priority.”
|Photo Credit: Aaron's Animals /@aaronsanimals (via Facebook)|
“When we picked a caterer, we made sure they could make salmon (Michael’s fave). And when we booked a DJ, we made sure he wouldn’t play ‘Who Let the Dogs Out,'” he says. Benitez allowed Prince Michael to be his best man, to which the cat was honored, taking his new role seriously.
According to the cat owner, the feline was responsible for keeping everyone in the wedding “entertained and energetic.” “Aside from strutting down the aisle, his biggest role was keeping the party going well into the night,” Benitez emphasizes.
|Photo Credit: Aaron's Animals/@aaronsanimals (via Facebook)|
Prince Michael’s outfit was a custom-made suit created by a “special tailor.” The cat was featured in multiple wedding photos. Benitez remarks, “ They all loved it! I mean, who doesn’t want their pet at their wedding?” While including one’s pet in a wedding sounds like an enticing idea, Benitez does not recommend having a person’s pet cat attend the event unless they are “super chill” and comfortable “in new situations.”
After the wedding, Benitez and Prince Michael plan to keep creating more videos to show people that cats “can be man’s best friend too.”