Dads and cats are often a match made in heaven, particularly when they put up any initial resistance.
Cats often seem to gravitate to those who profess not to like them, only to win them over. Sometimes, it’s the man of the house who puts up quite a protest to bringing home a cat. Then, time and time again, we see a special bond form between cat and man.
Clearly, cats see right through that hard manly exterior to the soul who only wants love and affection like everybody else. Whether cat or dog or other, a pet’s work is never done until they have melted the toughest of hearts like putty. For animals, love comes freely, unconditionally, and naturally, and it conquers all, even (or especially) ‘Dads’.
JJ the Cat Wins Over Grandpa Completely
Below, TikTok user Hailey shared a video of her 86-year-old grandpa and his cat named JJ. Hailey mostly posts her rescued cat Hazel and Ivy but says men who love cats “run in the family.”
It really might be the cutest thing you’ve ever seen.
Grandpa Serenades JJ
After the video, Hailey’s fans wanted more of Grandpa and JJ, and she obliged with the video below:
Here, Grandpa plays guitar as JJ listens in the same chair. As you can see, JJ is loving the serenade.
Dads with Cats They Say They Didn’t Want
TikTok user issydx shared an adorable video of her dad. He, like so many before him, claimed he didn’t want a cat. But, it was all an act, and this cat became the best buddy he always wanted but maybe wouldn’t admit to.
Dad Caught Kissing Cat
Below, TikTok user Bee shares a similar story. Although Dad said he didn’t want a cat, you would never know judging by this cat kiss.
🏠🐈⬛ Playing House with a Cat 🏠🐈⬛
Next, TikTok user Mrs. Sandwich gives an example of a dad who found himself playing house with a cat – and loving it.
“He built the cat a house and showed him around,” said Mrs. Sandwich.
In response, one person commented:
“All men say they hate cats until they fall in love with one…got’em!!”
Dad Melts for Shelter Cat
TikTok user DadAndBoujiEE says he was “bamboozled” when his family adopted a cat named Simone.
“Dad she’s been at the shelter since April,” his wife said as Simone was already in a carrier. It was too late at that point to resist, as Simone kissed her when she asked, “Do you want to go home with me and live forever?”
Resistance was futile, and soon after the adoption, Dad was playing with Simone.
Later, Dad fell in love with Simone, as evident in the TikTok below.
“There’s no love like the one between a cat and the dad who said he didn’t want it.”
“Sigh…who would have thought. They need to talk about this in Dad support groups,” said TikTok user DadAndBoujiEE.
It’s so cute to see this Dad bond with a cat, but we can’t say we’re surprised! Cats are just that awesome and will work their way into the hardest of hearts.
See more examples of cats winning over Dad in the video from Cats Meow.