Owning a cat (or any fuzzy creature) is a known stress reducer, and I have a super cute kitty at home. But sometimes I get stressed while at work — maybe I read a frustrating political story, or feel overwhelmed, or got a book rejection — and I can’t exactly go home to cuddle with my cat. I need a quick cat fix to make me laugh and reset my brain. That’s where cat GIFs come in! This might seem silly, but browsing through cat GIFs helps me break (almost) any chain of negative thinking and be productive again. So I wanted to share that cuteness (and productivity boost) with you!
Here are 20 of my favorite cat GIFs, guaranteed to make you smile! Each image links to its source, so feel free to download each image or bookmark this post to peruse whenever you need a bit of happiness.
1. This cat stretching his tiny legs
And spreading his tiny pink toes. It’s almost too cute to be real.
2. This cat who can’t even handle it
Being awake is just too much.
3. This other cat who can’t even handle it
You can never have too many cats facepalming.
4. This cat dancing on the Titanic
This may literally be the greatest GIF ever created.
5. This cat who just wants out of this situation
This is how I feel whenever I look at Twitter lately, so I get it.
6. This kitten getting pulled in for a hug
Everything’s going to be okay. Right? RIGHT?
7. This cat getting turned off
Nose boop = power button.
8. This cat failing miserably
It’s like he didn’t even try.
9. This cat… I don’ t know what he’s doing, but it’s hilarious
Maybe he’s getting sucked into the vacuum of space. Hard to tell, really.
10. This sleepy kitty
A.K.A. me, every Monday.
11. This kitten living his best life
You can’t say you don’t want to rub those lil’ cheeks.
12. This cat who resents objects
Some people who make GIFs are hilarious.
13. This cat in a bucket of chicks
There’s no other way to describe this.
14. This cat who’s writing the next great American novel
You know it’s going to be good.
15. This cat who just can’t win
Keep chasing your dreams, kitty.
16. This cat slipping into the upside-down
Those feet, though.
17. This kitten who’d just rather not
It’s adorable but also he clearly doesn’t want this to be happening.
18. This introverted kitty
I feel you, kitty. I feel you.
19. This kitten being the absolute cutest thing
Oof those paws, I can’t even stand it.
20. This cat who missed her daddy
21. An honorable mention for those eyes
It may be a cartoon (Puss in Boots from Shrek), but he’s still downright adorable.
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