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Is it possible that the world needs more stories about celebrity Cat Dads right now? Well of course we do! Call it Cat Dad therapy.

In a stressful and cruel world, seeing men showing their gentle side gives us a lot more faith in humanity. We want a world where everyone shows much more kindness and love to each other, cats, and animals in general.

Old stereotypes that men don’t love cats are fading fast; and we think that’s pawsome! Cats are amazing companions for anyone, and it seems more men are openly discovering it. Of course, they’re also discovering that people love seeing them show love for cats. Have you seen Instagram lately? Cat Dads everywhere! It’s pawsitively a Cat Dad Revolution. We previously shared a story about a documentary called Cat Daddies featuring stories from across America.

Many men have discovered that simply sharing one picture with their cat results in a sudden spike in interest, often with viral reactions. From that point, we often see pages suddenly taken over by the cat content as viewers demand more and more. 

Of course, cats have long ruled the internet, but paired with their Cat Dad; it’s the best of both worlds. So here’s a roundup of just a few cat dads for your consideration. If it helps you destress and have just a whisker more faith in humanity, we’ve achieved our goal.

You can also check out some “kitten ASMR” to help you destress here.

Josh Hartnett with a white kitty via Vimeo, 4

Image via Facebook/CatCon Worldwide

Animal Lover Josh Hartnett

In an interview for the Marc O’Polo fashion line in 2015, actor Josh Hartnett appeared holding a fluffy white kitty. He and his wife, Tamsin Egerton, are both animal lovers.

Josh Hartnett with a white kitty via Vimeo, 2, cat dad therapy

Screenshots via Vimeo

Hartnett discussed what inspired him in life and his passion for creating “a sense of wonder” for the people around him. As he’s talking, you can see this cat feels the wonder and wants nothing more than to be with this cat dad.

Video via Vimeo:

Josh Hartnett in Conversation with Bruce Weber for Marc O’Polo from Bruce Weber on Vimeo.

Hartnett also showed his love for cats and many other cute animals in the “You’re My Thrill” video by Bruce Weber. The Persian cat below seems pawsitively smitten!

Josh Hartnett with a white kitty via Vimeo, 3, cat dad therapy

Then, we see him with spotted lambs, kittens, fluffy dogs and more. Oh, and he holds the cutest kitten while it’s snuggled in a shoe! How’s that for some Cat Dad therapy?

“You’re My Thrill” feat. Josh Hartnett for Marc O’Polo from Bruce Weber on Vimeo.

 

Josh Hartnett with a white kitty via Vimeo

Josh Hartnett with a white kitty via Vimeo

Cat Dad Patrick Swayze

CatCon Worldwide, described as ComicCon for cat people, was founded in 2015. They’re preparing for their eighth year in Pasadena. But it started in 2014 as a Cat Art Show and expanded from there. 

In 2016, a painting of the late actor Patrick Swayze with a cat was among the artworks drawing thousands of visitors. The Cat Art Show returns this year in October.

Patrick Swayze, painting of actor with a cat featured in the Cat Art Show in Los Angeles

Image via Facebook/Cat Art Show Los Angeles

Swayze was a cat dad and appeared with cats in film, such as in Ghost, the subject of the touching painting. He was often surrounded by animals and loved riding horses.Here is Patrick with his wife Lisa and their cats Scooter and Boenois via Facebook.

Patrick Swayze with his wife and cats, cat dad

Although he’s sadly no longer with us, he will always remain a fan favorite for people worldwide.

Below, he appears with OwlKitty in a recent parody of the iconic and steamy scene from Ghost:

Cat Dad Therapy with Robert Downey Jr.

CatCon also shared this picture of Cat Dad Robert Downey Jr. with a grey cat. The actor has two cats, Montgomery or Monty, the black cat and D’Artagnan.

Robert Downey Jr. with a kitten via Facebook

Here he is with Monty in a promo for a wildlife series called “The Bond” on Discovery. The show celebrates unexpected bonds between people and all kinds of animals in their natural environments. (like dolphins!)

Video via TikTok/teamdowney6

Beside being a Cat Dad, Downey Jr. is a mega-animal lover. He turned his Malibu estate into a wildlife refuge. Below, you can see Downey Jr. playing with his cats. 

Video by Avenger Kitty:

Cat Dad Mark Ruffalo

Actor Mark Ruffalo is a Cat Dad who frequently shares “Ruffalo cat updates” with fans on Instagram.

cat dad therapy, Mark Ruffalo holding his cats

“Cats for days, all ways, happy #NationalCatDay,” he shared.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Mark Ruffalo (@markruffalo)

 

When he adopted a kitten named Biscotti, the video appeared on Good Morning America.

“Watching the actor with his new kitten, Biscotti is pure joy!” they shared.

 

Here he is with his cats, shared on National Pet Day via Instagram.

 

Mark Ruffalo with his cat, cat dad therapy

Below, he’s holding his cat Felix via Instagram.

Mark Ruffalo with a cat named Felix

We love that Ruffalo has also expressed his support for doing away with the cruel practice of declawing.

“Who needs a guard dog? I got something better. Introducing claw-enforcement,” he shared for International Cat Day on August 8. 

Mark Ruffalo and cat

Video by Avenger Kitty:

For more Cat Dad therapy, see our recent posts about actor Kumail Nanjiani and musician Anthony Vincent. Who’s your favorite celebrity Cat Dad? Let us know in the comments! Can you guess who ours is? 

 

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