What could be better than the best of the best when it comes to our adorable feline companions? The answer to that questions is actually "funny cat memes", but that digresses from our original answer. ***CLEARS THROAT LOUDLY*** Not since the days of the ancient Japanese and Egyptians have cute furry cats been so revered like they are today. It really does beg the question, who is wo/man's best friend in 2019? Have the puppers been ousted? You're the tie breaking vote, don't disappoint us. And if you need help in deciding, these cute dogs or these cutest dogs might help sway your feelings on the matter.
Nothing warms the heart quite like two victims of circumstances beyond their control, finding solace in the companionship of one another.
At 10-months-old Scarlette Tipton lost her left arm to cancer. Her parents desperately wanted little Scarlette, now two-years-old, to have the chance to grow up with a little kitten just like her; and they couldn't have found a better match. Meet Doc: a rescue kitten who had her right paw amputated following a car accident.
On Christmas Eve the two were united at a shelter in California. That very Wednesday, Doc had already been welcomed aboard as the new member of the family.
Scarlett's mother, Simone Tipton, told Love Meow that Scarlette "did notice that Doc had staples on her side and said 'owies'. I let her know that she had owies just like her, and she placed her hand on her side and just nodded. She recognizes that the cat has similar struggles as she does."
Happy Kitten Season!
While that may sound like a lovely time of year, filled with fluffy tummies and tiny meows, it actually refers to the time of year when animal shelters are hit the hardest. Around this time is when all of those amorous cats who copulated over the spring have their litters. Many don't have happy healthy homes and so are stuck within shelters.
Mashable introduced an IRL cat video to help draw attention to the need for rescue help.
While there's definitely enough space for infinite cats on the Internet, finding space in animal shelters is a different story. Mashable teamed up with ASPCA to shed light on "kitten season." Between the months of April and October, shelters across the country find themselves flooded with kittens in desperate need of homes. To get involved, whether you're looking to volunteer, donate or adopt, visit an animal shelter near you.
If you need a new friend or know someone who does, you can find the nearest shelter here.
You actually can make this a Happy Kitten Season for yourself. Go and rescue!
ESPN recently interviewed Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for its December issue, and in a move that might actually "break the internet" this time, he was feature in a photo shoot with a bunch of tiny kittens. Some shirtless.
"I like to snuggle," he told ESPN.
That's really all you need to know before you spend the rest of the day staring at these photos.
You can read the full interview and see all the photos over at ESPN.