Kitten Imitating His Momma Grooming Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today

By Cuteness Team
Kitten Imitating His Momma Grooming Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today
Kitten Imitating His Momma Grooming Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today
credit: Ari K

We guess this is where the term copy cat comes from?

Babies learn all the best stuff—like swearing and existential angst—by imitating their parents. Learned behavior is one of the primary ways both humans and other animals make sense of the world around us.

Neo is a little fur ball who is practicing to become a big boy by imitating his mother's grooming movements.

Kitten Imitating His Momma Grooming Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today
Kitten Imitating His Momma Grooming Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today
credit: Ari K

This touching mother-and-son moment was lovingly captured by Neo's human, a Finnish photographer named Ari Kesonen who lives to post photos of his tribe of kittens.

A photo posted by Ari Kesonen (@arikesonen) on

A video posted by Ari Kesonen (@arikesonen) on

The video originally appeared on YouTube in 2015, but is being shared again on Reddit because, duh, it's absolutely adorable.