The Downing Street cat will be spared eviction from Number 10 when the Cameron family leave, it has been confirmed.
Chief mouser Larry - a brown and white tabby entrusted with the rat-catching portfolio - will continue to reside in his famous abode when Theresa May moves in after becoming Prime Minister on Wednesday.
Fans were desperate to know more about the fate of their beloved cat after David Cameron announced that he would be handing over PM responsibilities to May:
So, most pressing question. Who gets custody of Larry the cat? #TheresaMay
-- Rhian Jones (@Rhian_x) July 11, 2016
Will @TheresaMay2016 please confirm that Larry the cat will continue in residence at 10 Downing Street.
-- Victor Bethell (@VictorBethell) July 11, 2016
The real question is will larry the cat leave with David Cameron or will he stay to continue mousing
-- Beth Davies (@aduckwhoisdevis) July 11, 2016
A Cabinet Office spokeswoman said: "It's a civil servant's cat and does not belong to the Camerons - he will be staying."
Larry, who was re-homed from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in 2011, was said to have a "strong predatory drive" that suggested he would be well-suited to the task of rat catching.
Cameron welcomed the cat's arrival, and said he would make a "great addition" to the Number 10 team.
Larry was the first cat to hold the appointment since stalwart ratter Humphrey was retired in 1997.
He quickly became an internet star in his own right, holding several (unofficial) Twitter accounts.
While fans can rejoice in the good news that Larry is staying on, there are others who can't help feeling a bit over-ambitious:
Can larry the cat be pm instead
-- Danni Mosley (@d9niellelouise) July 11, 2016
Larry the Cat for PM. You know it makes sense
-- AliQuack (@AliQuack) July 11, 2016