Just like Rocky and CeCe were temporary mascots in 2012 and Mack and Brady were temporary mascots in 2013, this year Kermit will be a mascot at the Muppets World Tour Party! This is what he will look like in buddy lists:
And when you search for him in your buddy list (once he is fully enabled as a mascot) it will say. “Kermit is offline. To add him as a friend, you must meet him on the island.” Speaking of him on the island, I will post any mascot meetup times for Kermit like I do with any other mascot.
Currently when you search for Kermit on your buddy list a normal penguin named Kermit appears.
Thanks to Saraapril for the tip.