In a difficult year, these were the cats that inspired us; these were the cats that urged us on. These were the cats that changed our lives.
Setsu-chan is the biggest new cat to come out of Japan in half a decade. By day, he is the sweetest little guy you’ll ever meet. But at night…
Not sure if you can handle this bomb of adorable.
This year has not been an easy one, but these are the heroic cats and kittens who helped us navigate it. Let us pay them tribute.
Oh, you think the darkness is your ally, but you merely adopted the dark. These cats were born in it, molded by it.
Oh no, Destiny Cat has arrived. Show us your own sightings in the comments.
Very important head boop, people. Must see boop.
Interspecies cuddling overload.
Look, hedgies are complicated.
Warning: Some of these cats will break your heart.
First there was Maru. Now there is Shishi-Maru, the future star of Instagram.
Vice is making a full-length feature about the most important cat in the world right now (uh-oh, yeah I said it: better step up your game, Maru) and her triumph at Minnesota’s recent Internet Cat Festival. Here’s a taste. Plus, also, did you know that Lil Bub’s person has a tattoo of Lil Bub? That is the real deal Holyfield.
Cats. They are why we do what we do — why we continue to persevere in the face of a fearful present and an uncertain future. But they are so much more than just the unheralded inspiration for our greatest accomplishments — for instance, they are also furry and they roll around on the floor a lot. Let’s take a look back at the most important ones from this year.
I know what you’re saying. “Cats,” you’re saying. “What have they done for me lately?” Well, this is what they’ve done for you lately, you ungrateful bastard.
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