The internet is swooning over a man who was filmed carrying kittens in his bathrobe pockets.
A video of the man was shared in Reddit’s “Made Me Smile” forum on Tuesday by an anonymous poster under the name u/SnooCupcakes8607. The post has since generated more than 42,000 upvotes and over 500 comments from Redditors who declared the man the “best cat dad ever.”
The post also highlights one of the many ways in which cats show their affection for their owners—by cuddling up to them.
“After saving the kitties he won’t go anywhere without them anymore,” wrote u/SnooCupcakes8607 in the post’s title.
The video opens with the man walking into his bedroom while wearing a bathrobe with two front pockets, each of which contains a kitten.
When the man approaches his bed, one of the kittens quickly jumps out of his pocket, but the other decides to stay put.
“Alexander don’t want to get out,” he said to the camera, referring to the one kitten still sitting in his bathrobe.
In the next frame, Alexander—who is still in the man’s pocket—stares up at the man as he brushes his teeth. Alexander stretches his paws up and lets out a big yawn, and in response, his owner absentmindedly reaches down and strokes one of his paws.
“Okay—this is seriously so adorable,” u/GypseboQ wrote.
“Love how he’s holding his paw,” said u/Direct_Forever_8045.
“That pocket kitten is so in love with him it’s so cute,” commented u/unspoken_almighty.
u/Argyleskin theorized: “Pocket kitten is going to be his shadow and follow him everywhere when he’s older. That look it gives him when he brushes his teeth is pure love.”
Speaking to NewsweekThe International Cat Association (TICA) President Vicki Jo Harrison said she’s “confident” cats do love their owners, despite their “bad rap.”
“Despite their independent nature and aloof stereotype, cats feel love quite strongly for their owners and other companions,” she said.
“From slow blinks to purrs, kneading, and following you from room to room, cats show love in many unique and wonderful ways.”
Harrison added that cuddling is a sign of affection and “trust.”
A study conducted by researchers from the Human-Animal Interaction Lab at Oregon State University found that cats not only love their owners but also “look to their owners as a source of safety and security,” study co-author Kristyn Vitale told Newsweek.
Many commenters were charmed by the bond shared between the man and his “pocket kitten,” Alexander, adding that the sweet interaction was very “attractive.”
“There are very few things more attractive than this right here,” said u/adorahorrible89.
“Tenderness and a sense of security from a man is sexy af,” wrote u/LeftAbies253.
u/starlinkeronite admitted they “just fell in love with someone else’s man.” Meanwhile, u/factor3x said: “Those cats made him 10x more handsome.”
“Best cat dad ever,” added u/Plus_Salamander6764.
Newsweek has reached out to u/SnooCupcakes8607 for comment.
Alexander isn’t the first kitten to be filmed hanging out in a rather odd place. Last week, a pet owner shared a now-viral image of their cat standing inside their refrigerator.
“We don’t have any open food in there, he just likes to lie down in the fridge,” the owner shared.