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Each purchase will help support animals in need and your need to hold an animal!

Even though Japan is slowly shifting towards a population of pet owners, some people are still in a situation where owning an animal just isn’t feasible. Whether it’s a space issue or deathly allergies, sometimes you just can’t justify getting a pet. Thankfully, for all the cat lovers out there who fall into this category, Felissimo and YOU+MORE have teamed up to produce the T-shirt you didn’t know you needed.

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At first glance, it looks like a simple cat T-shirt that you’ve seen a hundred times. Sure, the furry feline is pretty adorable, positioned with the belly and paws up as if it’s just waiting to be played with. It’s only when you cross your arms in the right way that the joyous illusion is complete.

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With a simple T-shirt, you can pretend you are holding a cat in your arms all day — now you can leave that stuffed animal you’ve been carrying around at home. Every time you look down, you can visualize your not-so-secret passion for cats. Plus, there is the added bonus of an exactly zero percent chance of the cat freaking out while you are holding it and scratching you all over!

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Available in grey or white, this whimsical cat t-shirt can be found at the online Felissimo store for only 2,805 yen (US$28). Released under the Nekobu line of products, a small donation from each purchase will go on to help animals in need. Over the last 13 years, this program has raised over 185 million yen ($1.8 million) so check out their website (Japanese only) for more information. If this T-shirt sounds like a dream come true, make sure to pick one up as soon as you can, because there are millions of cat lovers and, most likely, a limited number of t-shirts.

Source: Kai-You
Images: Nekobu