Cats are the most popular and favorite animals to have as pets in the world. According to a recent study, there are 88 million pet cats in the U.S. alone. It has also been scientifically proven that owning a cat can reduce the risk of stress and anxiety, probably because pets are the sweetest beings to have around when you’re feeling sad or lonely.

Here at Bright Side, we’ve gathered some of the most heartwarming photographs of the sweetest cats that will make you want to go out and get one.

1. A little angel safe in the arms of her nanny

2. “I’ll just keep you company and hide from the sun.”

3. “I just need some more sleep.”

4. “I was about to make the bed and this little guy tucked himself into my bed.”

5. The cutest little kitten with the cutest little tongue poking out

6. “Mmm, this feels nice.”

7. This little one is such a big fan of fish, it wants to become one.

8. Lovely family time

9. This kitty is very politely waiting to be helped.

10. How to melt a human’s heart:

11. When you meet people for the first time and are very shy:

12. “Can we please cuddle?”

13. A little alien kitten that’s ready to discover the world!

14. “After an hour of fighting, they decided to hug it out.”

15. We must all squish those little cheeks!

16. 3 best friends having a sleepover

17. A family portrait

18. “Those were some tasty waffles!”

19. “My cat falling asleep on my computer”

20. A ball of fluff with a squishy little face

21. “Can you play with me?”

22. “Mimicking my cats’ selfie faces”

23. “Hey, are you still busy?”

24. “5 more minutes and I’ll get up.”

25. “Give me 5 human buddy!”

Which of these cats did you find the cutest? Please let us know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to share this article with your family and friends who love cats!