Stray Cat Receives Employee Badge from IBM

This stray cat who lives in the IBM offices in Buenos Aires, Argentina, just received his very own badge, which makes him an official IBM cat.

Clashloudly from reddit wrote: “He’s a stray cat, but very well taken care of by the employees…. He practically lives at the cafeteria, and gets fed, given water, and sometimes even brushed regularly. He also gets petted all the time, and loves it. And he has all his shots. He’s as happy as he can be.”

The IBM employees thought he was part of the corporation, so made him his very own badge.

cute IBM cat with badge in Argentina

Edit: According to Clashloudly: “there was a mix-up at corporate and he got a different cat’s badge…. However, don’t worry about him not getting past security with that badge! He’s always had free access.”

Photo by Clashloudly via reddit

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33 Responses to “Stray Cat Receives Employee Badge from IBM”

  1. neko says:

    The picture of the cat on the ID card doesn’t look like the real cat.

    corpor-cat espionage ?

  2. bettina says:

    I love IBM cat!

  3. destiny says:

    so adorable

  4. Maysoun says:

    the bagde cat

  5. Kitty says:


  6. caroline says:

    I want to work there….

  7. Tabbymom Jen says:

    How many cat badges were the processing, to get the wrong picture? LOL I’d love to have an office cat.

  8. JR says:

    what a heart warming story. WE have a kitty we resiqued where i work. I got him fixed and his shots, and id chipp. All the emploies love him and he loves everyone. His name is Sir Purres-A-Lot GW.

  9. catherine turley says:

    wow. quite different from the 7up corporation’s response to their cats. they fired the man who was feeding them, larry ottaviani, then had them ‘removed’.

  10. Firepower3000z says:

    I’d hate to be an IBM employee that is allergic to cats… Just sayin’.

  11. sandie says:

    Loved this story!!! >^.^<

  12. Franklin says:

    Best workplace ever.

  13. emma says:

    Beautiful story , but look at photo and then at cat ! Photo isn’t black around the nose ,like the cat is.

  14. Denise says:


  15. Shelly Lyon says:

    I’m so glad this kitty gets so much love. It’s good for the employees’ morale, too!

  16. lindal says:

    he has to be ’employee’ of the month!such an honor–leave it to a precious kitty. did not know about the 7-up thing—don’t buy their products anyway and certainly won’t now!!!

  17. katie k says:

    Very important cat whit his own badge, glad that everyone is taking such good care of him, better be nice he may be in charge one day!!

  18. Michelle says:

    Wow – how cool is that?!!! I’m so jealous that my company doesn’t have a company cat!

  19. pumbie says:

    He should be called ICM: Institute Cat Machines:)

  20. Sagitarius13 says:

    CooL!! There”s still humanity and carring to animals in their oganisation then mine morality or motivation. Keep up IBM !!

  21. Tucker says:



  22. nolruck says:

    What his name?….Congratulations with him,but i think, the picture from IBM card, it’s different his real face..hahaha

  23. awesome love it!!!!

  24. Khadijah Zulkifli says:

    LOL 😀 funny & sweet 😀

  25. Cindy says:

    Didn’t u guys read about what IBM said about the mix up with the badges??
    As far as being allergic to cats…close your door.

  26. Monica says:

    Way to go IBM. SHows that you are a caring co.

  27. Jane says:

    Hate to tell you this, he’s not a stray anymore. Shots, food, brushing, badge. Nope, not a stray. Lol

  28. Terry says:

    I love this. It would be so awesome if all businesses whether they are corporations or mom and pop would adopt a stray. There are so many, and it would be so much better than simply putting them down. It could be a dog or a cat…just something to help these unwanted animals. It would be another way for us to love our planet and fellow creatures.

  29. Brian L. says:

    I’m glad to see a big business not afraid to be friendly towards a little friend. :)

  30. Iffat says:

    What’s so funny is that there is another cat who has a badge also! Does that cat have the badge beloning to this one? Cute story.

  31. cassie's mom says:

    Kudos to IBM for being so openminded and openhearted. I once found myself in the possession of a week old kitten that needed fostering and my employer wouldn’t let me do so–even though I kept the tiny, helpless, harmless baby in a small cat carrier under my desk where it basically slept all day. I was told it was a health hazard and to get rid of it!!! (But people coming to work sick or smoking outside the door to the office was perfectly fine.) Meanwhile other places are civilized enough to let people bring their pets to work with them! Health hazard, my a**. That employer was horrible to its staff and has no interest in employee relations. Needless to say, I don’t work there anymore and I don’t recommend anyone else work there either.

  32. steve says:

    I love how everyone noticed the cat in the badge is different from the actual cat… Ohhh, cat people!

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