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11 Cat Hug Photos That Will Melt Your Heart With Cuteness


Sometimes, all you really need is a hug. That’s especially true lately with social distancing putting a damper on embracing our loved ones. Having someone you can safely squeeze feels even sweeter now — even if that “someone” is a feline friend rather than a human one. Honestly, who doesn’t love a cat hug — especially when it’s National Cat Day?

Even if you don’t have a kitty of your own to cuddle with, the cuties in the photos below will make you feel like you just got the sweetest snuggle. Whether they’re cozying up for a nice cat nap or spooning their buddies, they are all clearly aware of how comforting a simple hug can feel.

And did you know that hugs are also great for your health? We aren’t just talking about the uplifting emotional side effect of a good squeeze — hugs have been scientifically proven to help boost your immunity, keep your heart healthy, and help us get better at handling conflict. Think about all those perks the next time you’re getting wrapped up in the arms of someone you love!

Judging from the content (and seriously adorable) faces below, our animal friends can feel the same benefits, too.

Keep scrolling to fill your heart up with photos of the sweetest cat hugs!

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