80 Wholesome Cat Posts To Brighten Up Your Day (New Pics)

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.

And if your purrmometer needs even more cuteness overload, check out our previous posts with wholesome cats here and here.

#1 Dad Passed Out After A Long Day With The Kids

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#2 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

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#3 This Is Tiger. He Just Turned 31. We Are Told He Is The Oldest Cat In The State Of Illinois

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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.

#4 Benefits Of Being A Vet

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#5 Fireman Rescues A Cat

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#6 My Kitten Has Hearts Behind Her Ears!

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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.

#7 My Boyfriend And My Cat Have A Special Bond.... I Feel Like The Third Wheel

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#8 My Cat Looks Like He Just Told His Favorite Joke And He’s So Proud Of Himself

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#9 My Friend's Wife And Cat Watching A Shy Stray Kitten Eat The Food They Put Out

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#10 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

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#11 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

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#12 The Time I Rescued A Crying Kitten Outside My Cat Cuddled Her

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#13 It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This With You

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#14 Copycat

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#15 The Day I Brought Little Owen Home vs. 1 Year Later. He Grew Into Quite The Majestic Floof

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#16 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

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#17 My Cat Keeping My Mom Company While She Prays

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#18 Looks Like Their Engagement Photo

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#19 Head-Bump Loving Cats Are The Worst When They Have The Cone Of Shame!

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#20 Kitten Wheel

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#21 Convinced My Boyfriend We Should To Adopt A Rescue. It's Only Night 1 And I'm Perfectly Okay With This Outcome

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#22 Born 3 Days Apart, Met Just Last Week, Already Best Of Friends

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#23 My Girlfriends Horse Got A New Friend

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#24 My Husband Couldn't Have Pets Growing Up. When We Bought Our First House I Got Him A Little Surprise...

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#25 My Husband Has Been Working From Home Since March 27 But Marty Still Waits For Him T The Front Door At 5pm Every Day

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#26 Kisses With A View

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#27 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!

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#28 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.

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#29 Hooman Seat Comes With Kitten Compartment

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#30 Chonker Neighbors

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#31 Just 5 More Minutes!

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#32 Mister Weez Was Always My Big Chonk. After A Year Of Diet And Exercise, He’s Now My Small/Medium Chonk

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#33 Stopped My Car In Traffic To Save This Kitten.

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#34 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

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#35 Cat Just Wants To Cuddle

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#36 Mom Was Worried Somebody Would Step On The Cat, So She Put Cones Around Him

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#37 My Friend Found A Kitten At Work Today. This Was Her Reaction

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#38 Our Cat Is Obsessed With Blanket Forts, So We Made Him This. He Has Wares, If You Have Coin

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#39 He Sleeps Like This

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#40 I Work As An Industrial Climber. Cats Are Always Happy To See Me

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#41 I Had To Get Him His Own Keyboard To Get Any Work Done

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#42 I Brought Home A Stray Cat When I Was 17 Years Old. I'm 36 Now. Every Time I Go To My Parents House, I Check To Make Sure He Is Still There And Give Him Some Extra Love Before I Leave. Meet Scooter.

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#43 A Cat With Her Little Baby!

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#44 My Baby Reinhardt Turns One Today!

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#45 Still Love To Sleep Together

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#46 My Cat’s Morning Stretch.

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#47 Light Refraction On This Kitty

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#48 "He's Feral, He'll Never Be A Loving Cat". Meet Fuzz Aldrin. Born Feral, Now Colossal Suck.

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#49 I'm A Plumber Working In A Ceiling Void Under A Leaking Shower And I Have Been Greeted By A Curious Kitty

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#50 We Met The Cutest Cat In The World

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#51 The Way My Cat’s Fur Lines Up When He’s Asleep

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#52 Not All Heroes Wear Capes...sometimes They Wear Safety Vests!

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#53 Snuggles And Purrs To End A Long Day

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#54 All 3 Boys "Help" Me Get Ready For Work Every Morning.

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#55 My Cat Ripped Open His Favorite Toy. This Is My Grandma Sewing It Back Together.

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#56 So.. I Paid For A Professional Photoshoot Of My Cat, No Regrets

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#57 Cats Are Good Boys Too. She’s Been To The Vets, He’s An Ace Big Bro. They Stayed This Way All Day

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#58 My Cat Holds My Hand And Stays With Me When I'm Feeling Down

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#59 My Roommate Was Learning How To Knit So I Suggested That She Knit A Scarf For My Cat, I Think It Turned Out Pretty Great!

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#60 My Dad Just Got A Kitten.

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#61 Blessed Adoption

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#62 This Is Not Our Cat. He Does Not Respect Boundaries. He Comes Round Here All The Time. He's A Legend

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#63 My Cats Formed A Smiley Face Today

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#64 12 Weeks Old, Working Up To Be An Absolute Unit

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#65 This Cat Is Not My Cat But Whenever I Get Home From Work And He Happens To Hear My Car Lock, He Shoots Out Of Nowhere And Follows Me To My Door Meowing Till I Sit Down And Allow Him To Take A Nap On My Lap 10/10 Would Pet Again

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#66 The Smile That Made My Day

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#67 Packing The Essentials

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#68 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.

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#69 In Istanbul, A Stray Cat Mom Took Her Baby To The Er. Doctors And Paramedics Helped The Baby And Took Them To A Vet.

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#70 I Think Our New Foster Kitty Just Found His Forever Home

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#71 That Glow Up

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#72 Grandparents Went From "We Dont Need A Damn Cat." To "Did You Set Up Lulu's Spot For Dinner?"

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#73 This Is How I Know When She Wants To Play

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#74 The Family Cat Is Really Just My Dad's Cat.

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#75 I Found Mick In My Garage Three Months Ago Before Taking Him In. He’s Come A Long Way ☺️

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#76 Two Cats Sitting In A Sakura Tree ?

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#77 Kodiak, 11.5 Yo, Was Upset And In The Matter Shower Bc Neighbors Were Shooting Fireworks. 6mo Old Dr Pepper Went In And Laid Next To Him For A Few Minutes

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#78 My Son And Our Cat Every Single Day

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#79 My Son Playing Doctor With The Best Cat Ever...

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#80 The Nurses Let Henry See Nona For Christmas And He Spent The Entire Day On Her Lap

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