50 Wholesome Cat Photos That Will Warm Your Heart

We’ve all heard people say that music brings us together. Well, there’s certainly another thing that can unite us all—our love for cats. In fact, it’s pretty evident given the amount of cat content available online. Be it photos, videos and even articles, posts about our feline friends never fail to go viral. After all, looking at wholesome cat posts online is a foolproof way to brighten up our days in an instant!

Regardless of what they do, it’s almost impossible not to find these cats entertaining. Whether they’re caught sleeping in weird places and positions or simply being their quirky selves, these furry creatures’ charm is truly irresistible. So, if you’re in need of a mood booster, then you’ve come to the right place! Below, you’ll find some of the most wholesome cat posts that will surely warm your hearts and soothe your soul.


“My cat learned that the alarm sound means I wake up, and she snuggles on my chest right after. I’ve been setting my alarm 30 minutes early every day to give her more happy time.”

wholesome cat posts cat sleeping on man's chest


“The time I rescued a crying kitten outside my cat cuddled her”

wholesome cat posts cat cuddling a kitten while sleeping


“Just 5 more minutes!”

wholesome cat posts cat and dog sleeping together


“This is Tiger. He just turned 31. We are told he is the oldest cat in the state of Illinois”

wholesome cat posts orange cat with green eyes


“I work in remote areas as a geologist. Was leaving my camp this morning and heard mewing. Turned and this little fella followed me and climbed me and promptly fell asleep. I think I’ve been chosen. World, meet Spud. He’s asleep in my field lab now after wet food and water.”

wholesome cat posts man and black cat


Kitten Wheel

three cats sleeping in a wheel-like formation


One study has shown that indulging in wholesome cat posts has its positive effects too!

Did you know that the time you spend watching cat videos and looking at their photos is not actually time wasted? Sure, some people may link these activities to procrastination. However, a study in 2015 suggested that doing so could lower stress and enhance energy levels.


“Dad: We are not feeding that feral cat. Also Dad: I set up a heated cat house in the backward and put a camera so we can make sure she’s home safe every night.”

wholesome cat posts cat sleeping viewed on security camera


“Fireman rescues a cat”

wholesome cat posts fireman rescues a cat


“My friend’s wife and cat watching a shy stray kitten eat the food they put out.”

wholesome cat posts lady and cat peeking through door


“Hey everyone! Back in July, I posted our sweet little rescue, Kyra. Everyone asked to see her progress. Well, here she is in all of her glory!”

wholesome cat posts rescue cat before and after

Published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, the study looked into people’s cat content consumption online. The study also explored the correlation between the enjoyment as well as the feelings of guilt brought about by watching “internet cats.”


“Some people may think watching online cat videos isn’t a serious enough topic for academic research, but the fact is that it’s one of the most popular uses of the internet today.”— Assistant Professor Jessica Gall Myrick, Indiana University Media School


“My cat looks like he just told his favorite joke and he’s so proud of himself”

wholesome cat posts smiling cat


“My kitten has hearts behind her ears!”

kitten with heart patterns on ears


“Dad passed out after a long day with the kids.”

wholesome cat posts sleeping cat with four kittens


“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this with you.”

wholesome cat posts cat held by human hands


“A cat with her little baby!”

wholesome cat posts cat cuddling its baby while sleeping


Benefits of Being a Vet

wholesome cat posts vet lying on floor with five cats

The results showed that people did tend to access cat content while working or studying. Apparently, current and past cat owners were among the most frequent viewers of this type of content. The results also revealed that people’s moods significantly improved after viewing videos and wholesome cat posts. And essentially, the positive feelings acquired outweighed the guilt of procrastinating.


“Even if they are watching cat videos on YouTube to procrastinate or while they should be working, the emotional pay-off may actually help people take on tough tasks afterwards.”


“The day I brought little Owen home vs 1 year later. He grew into quite the majestic floof.”

rescue kitten before and after one year


“My boyfriend and my cat have a special bond… I feel like the third wheel.”

wholesome cat posts man and cat with same facial expression


“My cat keeping my mom company while she prays”

wholesome cat posts cat accompanying a woman while praying


“Never thought this little fella would change my life. PTSD is so difficult to deal with, this little fella makes a world of difference. Purr on playa.”

wholesome cat posts man with cat on shoulder


“Stopped my car in traffic to save this kitten.”

black kitten wrapped around in green towel

That said, you won’t have to feel guilty about indulging in cat posts anymore! So, just keep scrolling down to see more of these wholesome cat posts!


“Born 3 days apart, met just last week, already best of friends”

kitten and baby sleeping beside each other


“The smile that made my day”

kitten posing and smiling for the camera


“My girlfriend’s horse got a new friend”

horse smelling a kitten


“‘He’s feral, he’ll never be a loving cat.’ Meet Fuzz Aldrin. Born feral, now colossal suck.”

wholesome cat posts man sitting while carrying a cat


“The way my cat’s fur lines up when he’s asleep”

kitten's fur forming a white line when curled up sleeping


Kisses with a View

cat kissing another cat


“Mister Weez was always my big chonk. After a year of diet and exercise, he’s now my small/medium chonk.”

wholesome cat posts cat before and after loss weight


“Mom was worried somebody would step on the cat, so she put cones around him.”

two orange cones surrounding a gray kitten sleeping on black carpet


“I work as an industrial climber. Cats are always happy to see me”

cats by the window


“Head-bump loving cats are the WORST when they have the cone of shame!”

kitten with pet cone head bumping a man


“I had to get him his own keyboard to get any work done.”

wholesome cat posts cat sleeping on keyboard


“My cat ripped open his favorite toy. This is my grandma sewing it back together.”

cat watching a grandma sew his toy back together


“Convinced my boyfriend we should adopt a rescue. It’s only night 1 and I’m perfectly okay with this outcome”

kitten sleeping on a man's face


Packing the Essentials

four kittens in a luggage


“Hooman seat comes with kitten compartment”

kitten sitting on a chair's cup holder


“My baby Reinhardt turns one today!”

kitten growth before and after one year


“Looks like their engagement photo”

puppy and a kitten


“My friend’s cat was recently put down, and the vet gave him this paw print of his cat that is full of flower seeds to be planted”

letter with cat paw print full of flower seeds


“He sleeps like this.”

wholesome cat posts cat looks like bowing while sleeping


“Light refraction on this kitty”

wholesome cat posts light refraction on a cat


“Most of our friends don’t believe we have a cat. We don’t see him much either as he mostly hides behind the bed. Today, while I was working, he was brave enough to come out for pets. This is my 15-year-old cat, Elwood.”

tabby cat with green eyes


“Cats are good boys too. She’s been to the vets, he’s an ace big bro. They stayed this way all day”

wholesome cat posts cat cuddling another cat


“Snuggles and purrs to end a long day”

wholesome cat posts cat sleeping on a man's shoulder


“Still love to sleep together”

wholesome cat posts dog and cat sleeping beside each other


“My husband couldn’t have pets growing up. When we bought our first house I got him a little surprise…”

man looking down at a kitten


“My kitten has taken a liking almost exclusively to me since I’m home with him all day. Well today when he finally hopped in my boyfriend’s lap, I snapped this gem.”

kitten sitting on a man's lap


“All 3 boys ‘help’ me get ready for work every morning.”

three cats in the bathroom


“Our cat is obsessed with blanket forts, so we made him this. He has wares if you have coin.”

cat under a red blanket fort