Coral Gables resident Annette Frances Iraola, 31, is proud to share the same birthday as the famous cat and said she has been a fan as long as she can recall.
Her most vivid memory of her first Hello Kitty item was a matching hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste set.
“My last purchase was earlier this summer. I bought my daughter a Hello Kitty beach towel,” said Iraola, who added it wasn’t the first product she’s gotten for her one-year-old. “I don’t think Hello Kitty can ever be popular enough.”
These days, the iconic cartoon seems to be everywhere and on everything, and we’re not only talking coloring books and backpacks for schoolgirls.