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Oskar The Blind Kitten Wins 'Best Cat Video' Award, Clinches Grand Prize At 'The Friskies' (VIDEO)

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What is the best cat video ever? We don't envy the judges who had to decide the answer to this complex question. After all, with so many adorable cats on YouTube, how could one possibly decide?

Somehow, however, the judges at "The Friskies" -- a contest and awards show that celebrates YouTube cat-dom -- were able to make a final call, choosing an inspiring blind kitten as the top cat of them all.

A video that features Oskar, the kitten who was born without fully formed eyes, clinched the grand prize at "The Friskies" award ceremony in Los Angeles last week, beating out about 1,400 other videos. In addition to a "Catuette," Oskar also bagged $15,000 in prize money, according to the Daily Dot.

Video of Oskar playing with his first toys was posted to YouTube in October 2011; it has since been watched more than 4 million times.

Mick Szydlowski, who created the video, said that he hopes the award will encourage people to adopt animals like Oskar.

With the right environment, special needs animals can thrive,” he said in his acceptance speech, according to Time.

As the Daily Dot notes, this was the first time that "The Friskies," which is sponsored by Purina's Friskies brand cat food, was held. In addition to celebrating the cutest cats on the Internet, "The Friskies" also donated 250,000 cans of cat food to 25 cat rescue organizations across the U.S.

To see the other finalists or watch the full awards ceremony, go to "The Friskies" website here.

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