19 Photos That Prove Cats Are Actually Sweethearts

Cats sometimes get a bad rap for being snotty/antisocial/prone to biting and scratching — you name it. But any cat lover knows that cats can actually be straight-up sweethearts and here's proof!

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1. This little furball with the soul of a poet stopping to smell the roses

cat smelling a rose

2. And this cat, whose number one happy place is a field of flowers.

cat in field of flowers

3. This cat who is basically Walt Whitman.

cat lying in grass

4. This cat who loves his teddy bear more than we'll ever know.

black and white cat with teddy bear

5. These cats who are bffs.

two cats lying next to each other

6. This four-paw hug is melting our hearts!

white cat with all four paws on human's hand

7. These two cats showing us how cuddling is DONE.

two cats cuddling

8. Not to be outdone, here are four kittens cuddling in a food bowl.

four kittens in a pink food bowl

9. This cat who is snuggling with TWO PUPS!

cat cuddling with two dogs in a bed

10. This cat who can't bear the thought of you going on vacation.

cat in suitcase

11.This cat can't bear the thought of you leaving the HOUSE without her.

cat on a purse

12. This cat who can't stop herself from snuggling with your hand.

cat sitting with person at computer

13. This kitty who loves books more than anything in the whole world.

cat among books on shelf

14. This cat doesn't have opposable thumbs, but still wants to help cook!

cat standing on back legs in kitchen

15. And this cat who is just so happy to have tea with you.

cat sniffing cat mug

16. This kitty would love for you to join her for a nap.

cat sleeping on a shelf

17. This cat who is wearing the cutest little strawberry hat.

cat wearing strawberry hat

18. This cat who defies all stereotypes by LOVING bath time.

black and white cat in bath tub

19. This sweetie who's waiting patiently for his person to return.

cat waiting in an open window

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1. This little furball with the soul of a poet stopping to smell the roses