1. No matter what else happened this year, 2016 was a fantastic year for kittens. jarstandaly / Via imgur.com 2. Look. Just look at this tiny floof. Khanzool / Via reddit.com 3. Drink in those teensy baby blues. ZainKhan1337 / Via imgur.com 4. *ffffllllbbbbtttt* ChrisEveritt / Via imgur.com 5. This level of cuteness should be illegal. Mittikens / Via reddit.com 6. So little. So pure. Aphranida / Via imgur.com 7. Eyes the size of dinner plates! Saraemilyb / Via reddit.com 8. Making small bleps with their tongues. demadred / Via imgur.com 9. Absolutely purrfect. ConnieC60 / Via reddit.com 10. Kitten sass levels reached an all-time high this year! Cyoulateralligator / Via imgur.com 11. Even cute upside-down! Jazzy10101 / Via reddit.com 12. Kittens in 2016 are more photogenic than any of us could ever hope to be. DubDubJinner / Via reddit.com 13. I mean, really. SunnySideScrambled / Via imgur.com 14. Just small balls of fluff, begging for your love. alliegoolrick1 / Via imgur.com 15. OH, COME ON. thomasboleyn / Via reddit.com 16. You can barely believe this is real. teaandsandals / Via reddit.com 17. HELLO, TINY KITTEN. Wilhelm1050 / Via reddit.com 18. Shhhh, don't wake the sleepy little guy. Jenibriated / Via reddit.com 19. Small kitteh, big ears, so you can confess all your secrets. John_NoRelationWayne / Via reddit.com 20. CTRL-C, CTRL-V. WomanDriverAboard / Via reddit.com 21. The kittens of 2016 may be small, but they're majestic. Omak7elwa / Via imgur.com 22. And they really know how to pose. Holyspider / Via reddit.com 23. And how to stare right into your soul with absolute love. JayDNR / Via imgur.com 24. And this one looks like you just caught him doing something wrong — not that you'd care, with a face like that. JoshSeidman / Via imgur.com 25. Can you believe how lucky we are to have kittens in our lives? BeerBrewin / Via imgur.com 26. If nothing else, at least the last 12 months have brought us adorable faces like this one. JaffaHaffa / Via imgur.com 27. So thank you for all the brilliant cuteness you brought to us in 2016, kittens. hobochick / Via imgur.com 28. Hey, winks right back atcha, baby. ToriAnne22 / Via imgur.com For more Best of 2016 content, click here! Can’t get enough cats? Sign up for BuzzFeed’s “This Week in Cats” newsletter and you’ll get all the cutest kitty news every Friday! If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up for BuzzFeed's "This Week in Cats" newsletter!