Kenya Foy
February 21, 2017 8:29 am
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Because watching animals take advantage of their downtime is strangely intriguing, here’s an adorable kitten playing with its shadow. As complicated as human life is, that doesn’t mean we don’t understand this preoccupation with the seemingly mundane. Like, kittens don’t have jobs or bills to pay, so what else are they supposed to do with their days? Why, entertain us and turn us into squeeing idiots, duh!

Seriously, there’s a reason why people like us will sit and watch kitties play all day, and it has everything to do with the fact that kittens are absolutely fantastic.

Case in point? Here’s a bearded guy who *totally* gets it:

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So, on the scale of cuteness, this shadow-chasing kitty ranks a solid 10 out of 10. In the Bored Panda Animals clip, the cuddly creature is completely focused on the dark, blurry shape on the floor in front of it that inexplicably mimics the kitten’s every move. After a few seconds, the kitten does this hop and pounce routine that is clearly designed to capture the shadow and melt our hearts at the same time.

UGH, that’s so ridiculously cute it hurts. But we still have a little bit of wiggle room left before we reach our cuteness capacity for the day, so how about we randomly bombard you with cute kitten GIFs? Honestly, these cats exist to make our lives better.

TFW you wanna pull a record scratch to restart the weekend:

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Because you forgot to book that massage appointment:

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Cat flower power is real, y’all.

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*SIGHS in adorable* Suddenly, all feels right with the world.