June 4th is National Hug Your Cat Day! That’s good news, as hugging is a natural antidepressant. The body reacts positively to a caring and loving touch.
However, hugging isn’t just for humans. After all, if you know cats, then you know that many of them just love to hug!
It seems that cats are always managing to give hugs in their own cat way, whether it’s rubbing against you with their tail, pushing you with their head, or snuggling up with you in bed.
In honor of National Hug Your Cat Day, here are ten cats giving hugs to ten different creatures–even a human creature! Prepare yourself for extreme hug cuteness.
1. Cat Hugs Owner And Won’t Let Go
This cat loves to hug his owner, so much so that he won’t let go! The ginger kitty is so irresistibly hug-able.
It’s so cute how the cat has his two front legs wrapped around his owner’s neck, just like a real life human hug. The cat is obviously loving it, as he can’t stop purring and smiling. He even gives his owner little neck kisses, how cute!
The only problem is that you eventually have to let go and put him down. How could anyone resist hugging this cat?
2. Cat Can’t Stop Hugging Horse
This cat literally cannot stop hugging his horse friend. The video goes on for about three minutes and in that entire time this cat is hugging, snuggling, and kissing the horse’s back.
The horse doesn’t seem to mind one bit–probably because no one could resist the power of this cat’s hugs. Even as the horse starts to walk, the cat doesn’t care and keeps hugging him!
This horse and cat will definitely be friends for life.
3. Cat Hugs Dog Best Friend
In contrast to the long-held belief dogs and cats can’t be friends, these two defy stereotypes. The kitty and doggo in the video above are best friends and wouldn’t have it any other way.
It’s adorable how they stand side by side, as if they’re protecting each other. The kitty can’t stop give love rubs to his doggy friend, but then he goes in for the ultimate sign of affection, the hug.
The cat literally stands up on his hind legs and wraps his front legs around the dog’s neck, just like a human! Make sure you watch for yourself.
4. Cat And Baby Duck Hug And Cuddle
Oscar the cat and this baby duck love to cuddle and hug. While birds are usually known as prey to cats, this little duckling has found a special place in Oscar’s heart.
Oscar has his front legs open, as if he’s waiting for the chick to come in for the snuggle. These guys definitely have a daily hug routine because Oscar looks as if he knows exactly what to do.
Once the chick snuggles under Oscar’s front legs, Oscar slowly and gently squeezes the chick against him. Snuggle buddies for life.
5. Kitty And Lizard Are Snuggle Buddies
A cat and a lizard may seem like a very unlikely duo to be cuddle buddies, but these two guys are the exception. Charles the Bearded Dragon and Baby the cat are inseparable.
When their owner first got the lizard, she wasn’t sure how her cat would react. However, almost immediately they became best friends, and now do everything together. Their favorite activity is hugging and cuddling together while they fall asleep.
Take a look at how Charles has his head tucked right under Baby’s head. Their bond is unbreakable.
6. Cat And Rat Cuddle Together
Cats and rats have always had a complicated relationship, shall we say. This cat and rat, however, show that we can love each other regardless of species.
There is no need for this rat to be scared because he and his kitty friend have a trusting relationship. The rat cuddles into the cat’s arms, purposely putting himself in the cat’s hug so they can cuddle.
There is complete trust between these two, so much so that they even have their faces pushed up against each other. Now that is love.
7. Kitten And Rescue Pig Love To Hug
After being rescued from a pig farm, Laura was brought to a sanctuary. Soon after arriving, Laura formed a close relationship with a kitten named Marina. The two of them became completely attached.
Even though Laura is much bigger than Marina, she is extremely gentle and sweet with her. Their favorite thing to do together is cuddle and sleep.
Check out how Marina wraps her tiny legs around Laura. You can tell Marina really trusts Laura.
8. Cat And Guinea Pig Are Inseparable
This cat loves his guinea pig friend so much! The kitty cannot stop himself from giving the guinea pig love pushes and hugs.
While the guinea pig sits there just minding his own business, the cat continues to show his affection. At one point, kitty even uses the guinea pig like a pillow. The kitty keeps rolling over and lovingly wraps his paws around him.
I think it’s safe to say this cat really likes guinea pigs.
9. Happy Cat Hugs Her Parakeet Friends
This cat is happiest when she gets to hug her parakeet friends. The birds have nothing to fear, as this cat only wants to give them her love and affection.
She lies there contently with her arms stretched out around the birds. She licks them and gives them tiny sweet squeezes and hugs. And the birds love it, as they snuggle in under her head.
This cat is definitely a bird whisperer.
10. Cat And Baby Goat Love Each Other
KT the goat was rescued after he was found alone and malnourished. After recovering, KT formed an unlikely bond with another rescue animal, William the cat.
These two buddies are never too far from each other’s sides. They especially love to cuddle and hug. William constantly pushes himself into KT, showering him with lovable cat hugs.
William and KT will always have each other’s backs.
Do you have a cat who loves to hug? Are you going to give them a squeeze for National Hug Your Cat Day? Let us know and leave a comment below.