If your classy cat refuses to purr or you simply miss the sounds of a long-gone furry friend, the internet has found a way to fill your home with sweet feline whispers. The site is called Purrli, and it’s the brainchild of Belgian sound engineer Stéphane Pigeon. According to Pigeon, the idea for the cat-purr generator came to him after people kept asking he add kitty sounds to a different noise creator he’d invented. Once that addition received millions of views, he was inspired to create a new-and-improved one. Thus, Purrli was born, to the delight of cat fans everywhere.
“In the beginning, I thought a cat purr would be no more than a gimmick,” Pigeon writes on the website. “Something fun, but probably useless. Many user testimonials later, I realize how wrong I was.” Part of what makes Purrli so special is how customizable it is. It goes far beyond simply generating the sound of any old cat; instead, the user has the freedom to control the purr’s intensity by simply toggling a few movable dots between an impressive variety of sounds.
This is how it is supposed to look like… pic.twitter.com/VcRGNcOUvO— Purrli (@purrlipurrs) July 3, 2017
Do you prefer your cat purrs “sleepy” or “happy”? Would you like to hear one that sounds “steady” or “lively”? No matter what your cat purr preferences are, this generator more than likely has the perfect one waiting for you. If you want to get more specific, you can even control whether it’s a “purr out” or a “purr in” noise. (Imagine trying to convince an actual cat to go along with this — definitely not happening!) But no matter what sound one prefers, many users have reported that their noise of choice has relaxed them immensely.
“I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve used this cat purr to counter a panic attack, both in process and coming up,” a user wrote in a testimonial. “Turning this on for even five minutes makes the tension spiral out of my shoulders.”
Other users said it helped with grieving the loss of a real pet of their own.
“Sounds like my old cat who sadly passed away,” one wrote. “This makes me feel like she is still with me.”
No matter your reason for using Purrli, you can be sure that if a real cat can’t — or won’t — purr for you when you want it to, this generator definitely will at anytime and any place, whenever you need it. How purr-fect is that?
For more kitty cuteness, see some gorgeous two-faced cats that make us do a double-take in the video below:
h/t Boing Boing