17 Kitties and the Kids Who Love Them

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There's an old superstition that cats will sit on babies and steal their breath, but the only breath that's getting stolen is ours when we look at how cute these cats are with their human companions.

1. "When our son was born, we figured he'd bond with one of our four dogs. Imagine our surprise when he became best friends with our ornery, generally-pissy cat." - u/wilfredthedestroyer

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2. Headbutts of love.

3. It looks like a rerun, but it's actually a spin-off.

4. "Gently... gently..."

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5. What sorcery was used to get both of these hooligans to look at the camera at the same time?

6. "Pet me, gosh dangit!"

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7. Lakes: like a bath, but worse.

8. "Someday I will train this little human to feed me and then we'll be set."

9. Nice hat.

10. Finally the cat gets the attention he deserves.

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11. They're watching The Aristocats. Again.

12. "Is this where the purrs come from?"

13. Little kisses make everything better.

14. "Let's just hold hands for now, OK, kid?"

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15. The cutest hostage situation of all time.

16. "I scent-marked this baby. It's mine now."

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17. A treasured memory in the making.