Via Dan McQuade / @dhm

Of all the great things to come out of this Sixers season, #RaiseTheCat tops the list

According to Philly Mag, the #RaiseYourCat phenomenon started with an innocent Tweet and a little jealousy. Uber Sixers fan, Dennis Grover aka @GipperGrove, was impressed by the countless photos of Ben Simmons and his cats. It wasn't necessarily the grandeur of the beautiful feline that caught his attention, but instead, how the heck did the rookie get his cat stay still?

Instagram photo by Ben Simmons * Jan 10, 2017 at 4:44am UTC

See this Instagram photo by @bensimmons * 54.5k likes

Inspired to capture a similar moment, Dennis Tweeted that if the Sixers won he would celebrate by raising his cat over his head. The did so he did (it wasn't so pretty)

Dennis Grove on Twitter

SIXERS WIN

But a tradition was born and people started catching on:

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Corey Feldman on Twitter

@GipperGrove #raisethecat for another @Sixers win

Amy Boutiette on Twitter

@Sixers WIN!!! He's not a ? but it was still a process!! #RaiseTheCat #TrustTheProcess @GipperGrove @JoelEmbiid

If you needed more proof that is caught on:

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Keep it up (literally) and be inspired to adopt: 

Providence_AC on Twitter

@mor100 @PrestonSteve933 Did you catch our #RaiseTheCat pic?! Go @Sixers! #AdoptACat

Morris Animal Refuge on Twitter

Gonna #RaiseTheCat? Adopted the cat? Share your #shelter / #rescue @Sixers pride - say that they're adopted, and where from! ??? (be gentle)

Show Ya Luv, Adopt a Kitty!