Home Bargains shoppers were impressed after the retailer shared a photo of its “cute” new footstool - but were quickly distracted by something else.

The retailer took to Instagram to share a photo, originally posted by Instagram user Fiona (@feedidilydee), of its new rope footstools, and it's proven hugely popular.

The photo shows off the stool - with Fiona's cat Suzie sitting on top.

Home Bargains’ post said: “We can't get over how cute this cat is sat on our rope footstool. Get yours in-store now! [Photo] by @feedidilydee: I think she likes the footstool, it matches her fur.”

Beneath the post, one shopper said: “Do you sell together with the cat?...just asking for a friend”.

A second wrote: “That whole room looks amazing . The cat is beautiful and must be very well behaved with that footstool my cat would shred it”.

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A third said: “Gorgeous cat”.

A fourth added: “Does the cat come with the stool lol”.

A fifth said: “I’m all for matching my interiors to the cat!” and a sixth added: “I love that cat!”

Another said: “I want the footstool... but kinda want the cat more”.

Others did praise the rope footstool, which is available in stores now, labelling it “cute” and “lovely”.

One shopper said: “Neeeed” and a second wrote: “Love it!!”

A third said: “The hunt is on!”