“Please don’t ever abandon me for 10 minutes like that ever again!”

We have pretty high standards for cute things at RocketNews24. A cat returning to the same spot over and over again to catch its owner’s feet? Yes, that is good. Two guinea pigs accidentally falling in love over a shared snack? Oh yes, please!

But every now and then something comes along that blows everything else out of the water, and this may be it.

Japanese Twitter user @Kirika_ma_cos recently posted a video of his cat being incredibly affectionate after he stepped out for a quick trip to the convenience store. The cat was sleeping at the time, but must’ve woken up, thought it had been abandoned, and was flooded with joy to see its owner again.

Here’s the video:

▼ “I missssssssed youuuuuuuuuu!”

Those cries of relief… the little paws wrapped tightly around its owner’s arm… and the look in those eyes…. I need a new heart, because my old one melted into a puddle of cat-love.

Here’s how Japanese Twitter reacted:

“That cat is so cute it doesn’t even look real.”
“It sounds like it’s telling him to never do that again lol.”

“Tee hee, what a spoiled cat. I’m jealous.”
“Can we change places, please? Just for a few minutes.”
“Wow, my cat is always just like, ‘Oh. You were gone? I didn’t notice.'”

For sure, the affection of many cats is directly proportional to how recently they’ve been fed. But as this video shows, that’s not true for all of them.

We just wonder what was going through that cat’s head when its owner was gone. Did it think he was being adorably devoured by an army of bunnies? Or that it was going to be replaced by a realistic robot? Fear not, little cat; just based on this video we think you’d be impossible to replace.

Source: Twitter/@Kirika_ma_cos
Featured image: Twitter/@Kirika_ma_cos