If there’s one thing that could save us from chaos, misery, and that hard-to-pin-down feeling of emptiness, it should be cats. In 2019, CNN estimated that there could be around 6.5 billion cat pics on the web, and in 2020, hoomans have officially lost count. And honestly, who cares—our love for felines is infinite anyway.
Bored Panda has compiled a list full of the most wholesome kitties that have all the essential emotional nutrients, from feel-good to feel-awesome. Scroll down, upvote your faves, and share with friends and family members, because we all need that pure purrfection.
My Cat Learned That The Alarm Sound Means I Wake Up, And She Snuggles On My Chest Right After. I've Been Setting My Alarm 30 Minutes Early Every Day To Give Her More Happy Time
The Time I Rescued A Crying Kitten Outside My Cat Cuddled Her
Just 5 More Minutes!
The charm of cat pictures and videos is such a universal thing, it crosses all boundaries of culture, age, and social background. Our common interest in all things cat-related can be interpreted as an international language of friendship and fun.
Maria Bustillos, author of the book “Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong,” writes in her essay “Hope Is the Thing with Fur”: “they make every message to which they are appended feel softer, lighter, easier.”
In fact, “loving a cat,” writes Maria, “is a way in which a person can feel and express goodness and happiness, and cats express these things back to us in return.” Cat pictures and videos document these subtleties of human and non-human relationships in a form that’s understandable to anyone on earth.
This Is Tiger. He Just Turned 31. We Are Told He Is The Oldest Cat In The State Of Illinois
I Work In Remote Areas As A Geologist. Was Leaving My Camp This Morning And Heard Mewing. Turned And This Little Fella Followed Me And Climbed Me And Promptly Fell Asleep. I Think I’ve Been Chosen. World, Meet Spud. He’s Asleep In My Field Lab Now After Wet Food And Water
Dad: We Are Not Feeding That Feral Cat. Also Dad: I Set Up A Heated Cat House In The Backward And Put A Camera So We Can Make Sure She’s Home Safe Every Night
Meanwhile, Abigail Tucker noted in an opinion piece for The New York Times that cats’ virtual success is rooted in their biology. “Cats are solitary, asocial hypercarnivores built to do one thing: get meat.” And this stalking and pouncing modus operandi is “perfect for a six-second Vine or a pithy tweet.” Just think about it—how many cat pictures and videos show them acting on something without warning? Springing like rockets without sound, they give us that rare feeling of unexpectedness.
Fireman Rescues A Cat
My Friend's Wife And Cat Watching A Shy Stray Kitten Eat The Food They Put Out
Hey Everyone! Back In July I Posted Our Sweet Little Rescue, Kyra. Everyone Asked To See Her Progress, Here She Is In All Of Her Glory!
Benefits Of Being A Vet
My Cat Looks Like He Just Told His Favorite Joke And He’s So Proud Of Himself
My Kitten Has Hearts Behind Her Ears!
Dad Passed Out After A Long Day With The Kids
It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This With You
A Cat With Her Little Baby!
The Day I Brought Little Owen Home vs. 1 Year Later. He Grew Into Quite The Majestic Floof
My Boyfriend And My Cat Have A Special Bond.... I Feel Like The Third Wheel
My Cat Keeping My Mom Company While She Prays
Never Thought This Little Fella Would Change My Life. Ptsd Is So Difficult To Deal With, This Little Fella Makes A World Of Difference. Purr On Playa.
Stopped My Car In Traffic To Save This Kitten.
Born 3 Days Apart, Met Just Last Week, Already Best Of Friends
The Smile That Made My Day
My Girlfriends Horse Got A New Friend
"He's Feral, He'll Never Be A Loving Cat". Meet Fuzz Aldrin. Born Feral, Now Colossal Suck.
The Way My Cat’s Fur Lines Up When He’s Asleep
Mister Weez Was Always My Big Chonk. After A Year Of Diet And Exercise, He’s Now My Small/Medium Chonk
Mom Was Worried Somebody Would Step On The Cat, So She Put Cones Around Him
I Work As An Industrial Climber. Cats Are Always Happy To See Me
Head-Bump Loving Cats Are The Worst When They Have The Cone Of Shame!
I Had To Get Him His Own Keyboard To Get Any Work Done
My Cat Ripped Open His Favorite Toy. This Is My Grandma Sewing It Back Together.
Convinced My Boyfriend We Should To Adopt A Rescue. It's Only Night 1 And I'm Perfectly Okay With This Outcome
Packing The Essentials
Hooman Seat Comes With Kitten Compartment
My Baby Reinhardt Turns One Today!
Looks Like Their Engagement Photo
My Friend's Cat Was Recently Put Down, And The Vet Gave Him This Paw Print Of His Cat That Is Full Of Flower Seeds To Be Planted
He Sleeps Like This
Light Refraction On This Kitty
Most Of Our Friends Don't Believe We Have A Cat. We Don't See Him Much Either As He Mostly Hides Behind The Bed. Today, While I Was Working, He Was Brave Enough To Come Out For Pets. This Is My 15 Year Old Cat, Elwood.
Cats Are Good Boys Too. She’s Been To The Vets, He’s An Ace Big Bro. They Stayed This Way All Day
Snuggles And Purrs To End A Long Day
Still Love To Sleep Together
My Husband Couldn't Have Pets Growing Up. When We Bought Our First House I Got Him A Little Surprise...
My Kitten Has Taken A Liking Almost Exclusively To Me Since I’m Home With Him All Day. Well Today When He ~finally~ Hopped In My Boyfriends Lap, I Snapped This Gem
Kisses With A View
All 3 Boys "Help" Me Get Ready For Work Every Morning.
Our Cat Is Obsessed With Blanket Forts, So We Made Him This. He Has Wares, If You Have Coin
Note: this post originally had 80 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.