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Kitten Born With the World’s Saddest Eyes Is Actually Quite Happy, We Promise

An adorable cat named Luhu has a permanent “sad face” because of a developmental defect he’s had since birth. But this kitty is actually living quite a happy life, mostly because of his wonderful owner. And now, his popular Instagram account @lanlan731 is making a lot of humans happy, too.

Luhu is five years old and lives in Beijing, China. He’s owned by a caring woman named Maggie Liu, who’s been with her four-legged friend since he was just weeks old. Thankfully for us, she has dutifully documented his journey ever since. He was actually born in the home of Liu’s best friend, but as she told, her friend did not have time to care for the sweet kitty: Luhu needed to spend some time in the hospital shortly after being born due to his eyes, respiratory system, and reproductive system all having developmental defects.

But Liu took Luhu under her wing after he left the hospital, and she’s made sure every day since then has been full of absolute joy. Years later, it’s clear that all her dedication and devotion to her furry friend has paid off.

“He’s quite outgoing,” Liu said. “He is not shy at all [and] loves to take photos.”

Considering Luhu’s Instagram account has 173,000 followers and counting, we think it’s pretty safe to say that people love to look at his photos as well. It’s hard not to be drawn to such a distinctively cute feline. But his personality makes him even more lovable. One look at the video of Luhu in action below and you’ll see just how playful and vibrant he is in real life.

Liu says many folks have commented that Luhu is “sad outside, but happy inside.” No wonder why so many people around the world adore him!

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