1. This wonderous creature you see is a munchkin cat. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF albertbabycat / Via imgur.com 2. And yes, they are 100% real and not imaginary. pooh0403 / Via instagram.com 3. It's as though you dreamt of the cutest thing in the world, and then woke up to discover your dream CAME TRUE. bilbothemunchkin / Via instagram.com 4. Because this? This is almost too much sweetness to handle. (Almost.) tiffany_10526 / Via instagram.com 5. Their diminutive stature is caused by a form of dwarfism that shortens their legs but leaves their heads and bodies the same size as other cats. SmugDalmatian / Via reddit.com 6. And the result is, to put it simply, OMIGODSOCUTE. louisethemunchkin / Via instagram.com 7. These little guys might look a little different from other, longer-legged felines... azha / Via instagram.com 8. ...but munchkin cats are just as curious and adventurous as any kitten (even after they've long grown into adulthood). zigzagzipperzombie / Via imgur.com 9. In fact, their short legs will actually help them run faster and take corners better. munchkin_minnie / Via instagram.com 10. (They're basically the feline version of a ferret in that way.) Devsector / Via reddit.com 11. They even come in floofy floof versions. gigishortlegs / Via instagram.com 12. And they love to play. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF reddit.com 13. Despite their wee little legs, Munchkins can still climb trees and up your curtains. russian.munchkin / Via instagram.com 14. That is to say, they'll climb all the way INTO YOUR HEART. Tolkienfan57 / Via imgur.com 15. Although even munchkin cats get tired and just need a good rest sometimes. antsreptiles / Via instagram.com 16. They're especially affectionate with their humans and love to spend time with them. goboogi.munchkin / Via instagram.com 17. But really, they love making friends with everyone, no matter their background. nailshortycat / Via instagram.com 18. And who wouldn't want to make friends with this sweet ball of fuzz? maxto_02 / Via instagram.com 19. What munchkin cats lack in height, they make up in pure, unfettered lovability. JugsBunny / Via imgur.com 20. And the love you give to them, they'll give you right back. tamabooooo / Via instagram.com 21. ❤️😻❤️ amaccho5160 / Via instagram.com 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!