Cartoon Kitty is hit in cafe

Hello Kitty is mobbed by young fans at Cumbernauld's Centre Caffe
Hello Kitty is mobbed by young fans at Cumbernauld's Centre Caffe

SHE’S big in Japan – and in Cumbernauld also!

High-as-kites tots numbering 100 in total had succeeded in persuading their mum and grans to take them to a meet and greet at the Centre Caffe with their idol – which was a sellout success.

Their aim? To lunch at a special Easter Holiday event with a world-famous style icon who hails from the Land of the Rising Sun.

And there can be little doubt that the one-and-only Hello Kitty sparked a feline frenzy as baffled shoppers and passers-by wondered what all the fuss was about.

Few could hear themselves think above cries of “We Love Hello Kitty!’’ by carried-away fans – many of whom sported tee-shirts bearing the image of their very own top cat.

The cartoon world has certainly seen a few feisty felines.

But Garfield, Puss-in-Boots, Felix, Tom or even The Aristocats would not have got a look-in when Kitty did her thing.

Dishing out hugs, posing for photographs, effortlessly modelling a carefully chosen ensemble in her favourite colour of pink.... it was all in a day’s work for the star who inspired so much cat chat in Cumbernauld Centre!