21 Most Viral Cat Moments Of 2017 So Far

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Between the pregnancy of April the Giraffe, the Fyre Festival meltdown, and pretty much any headline out of Washington D.C., 2017 has not suffered for bad news or attendant drama.


But the year hasn't been a total trash fire. Mixed in with the WTF moments have been some funny, sweet, and mind-blowing stories anchored around cats.

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Below, we recap 21 of our favorite viral cat beats from 2017 — so far!

1. Missy Pam Pam, the tiny cat with magical 👀 and a wonderful Instagram.

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2. You gotta be kitten me: 3-week-old cat pulls vanishing act, only to be found sleeping in an empty tissue box.

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3. Someone taught these cats to ring bells for treats. That was a HUGE mistake.

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4. The time BuzzFeed surprised Emma Watson with kittens during an interview.

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5. Luna, the star of a ridiculously adorable photoshoot that broke the internet.

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6. A cat owner bought this tiny scratching post on Amazon without reading the fine print and hilarity ensued.

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7. Paw and order: Boston's SWAT team built a stylish kitty condo for a stray and it was the cutest thing ever.

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8. Stop whatever your doing and watch this cat undo millions of years of evolutionary biology with a trust fall.

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9. It's not every day that you get invited to a wedding for cats. Even more unusual is when you read that one of the two felines being joined in matrimony is your own. 😲 😲 😲

"There will be tuna cake."

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10. Rude: This cat's human mom spent 5 hours building a cardboard castle for him. He ghosted it after 10 minutes. #thanksbutno

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11. When his wife said no, this grandpa went behind her back to care for some kittens without a mom. (SPOILER: She got over it. 😊)

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12. Like any good BFFs, this baby and cat have learned to share their toys.

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13. When IKEA found out that cats in a Toronto shelter were sleeping on the floor, they stepped in with cash and tiny, doll-sized beds.

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14. This touching note attached to a cat's collar revealed his secret life as a kitty saint.

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15. A YouTuber recast a bunch of iconic movie meow-ments with cats and they're pretty great.

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16. Be still my heart: After discovering that Champas had been in an Australian shelter for 436 days, the internet rallied to find him a new forever home. ❤️

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17. The future is now: When this cat lost his hind legs in a car accident, a veterinarian surgeon replaced them with "bionic paws."

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18. Cats crashed the party at the 2017 Westminster Dog Show, and people had FEELINGS about it.

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19. This cat and window washer struck up an unlikely friendship and the pictures will make you smile.

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20. Maro, the cat chef cosplaying his way through the world's assorted cuisines.

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21. And finally, these sibling cats who were reunited after their owners connected over a dating app. Ain't digital love grand?

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Did we miss your favorite viral cat of 2017? Tell us about it in the comment section below!