The coronavirus-induced lockdown is making people stay in their homes, and it’s making them pretty lonely. So lonely, they’re starting to do things they were scared to even think of. Like talking to their neighbors.

And what better topic to chat about than cats? After all, not all of us have pets who can keep us company during the quarantine.

So, following the guidelines of social distancing, people have been getting to know their neighbors’ felines using window signs, and their exchanges are absolutely wholesome.

Turns out, locked-up people love staring at their feline neighbors

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Some are trying to learn their names using signs they hang in windows

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Image credits: sian_cosgrove

Image credits: sian_cosgrove

Image credits: sian_cosgrove

Image credits: sian_cosgrove

Image credits: sian_cosgrove

Image credits: sian_cosgrove

Sian Cosgrove from Leeds, United Kingdom, was one of the people who decided to learn more about their neighbor’s kitty. Just like most sensible adults, she and her partner have been living in isolation. “[We] are now both working from home so we are pretty much completely in the house (aside from food shops, etc),” Cosgrove told Bored Panda. “It was very strange at first but now we’re getting used to it!”

“We saw the cat sitting in the window opposite our house pretty much every day but we didn’t know his name,” Sian told Bored Panda. “There are loads of cats in the area and we know most of their names but didn’t know this cat’s name, so I asked!”

Before, Cosgrove didn’t know these neighbors at all. “Our gardens back onto each other so we don’t even live on the same street,” she explained. “They responded really quickly, within minutes! I wasn’t sure they’d reply at all so it was really funny that they came back to me so fast.”

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