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The Best YouTube Cat Videos of All Time

It doesn't have to be International Cat Day (August 8, by the way) to celebrate our feline friends. Here, we've rounded up the most purr-fect cat videos ever to grace YouTube.

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To the wonder

This surprisingly gorgeous cat video from 2013—a parody of the trailer for arthouse filmmaker Terrence Malick’s To the Wonderwill make you wish you could spend every minute of every day with your loving cat. Keep scrolling for more cute cat videos!

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Existential musings

The late Roger Ebert called this YouTube classic “the best Internet cat video ever made.” Now that’s high praise! Henri 2, Paw De Deux, featuring the existential musings of Henri the tuxedo cat and edited like a 1960s French New Wave movie, is one of eight short films by William Braden.

For more laughs, find out what your cat really thinks about you.

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The cat video queen

Lil Bub’s eyes bulge. Her little tongue always sticks out too. She doesn’t meow, and she was diagnosed with osteopetrosis, a rare disease that causes debilitating bone density. Oh, and she’s the cutest cat you’ll ever see. (Sadly, Lil Bub died in her sleep on December 1, 2019.)

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Table manners

The parents of this cute creature began using chopsticks to feed the cat during kitty training—and the habit has stuck ever since. Who else is hungry now?

Cute as they are, it turns out you should never let your cat sleep in your bed.

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Bath time

International Cat Day is all about celebrating what makes cats so special, including their notorious aversion to water. That is one terrified cat, by the looks of it.

Here’s why cats love to clean themselves.

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Foolin’ around

It’s always a treat when a big dog meets a tiny little kitten. Unfortunately for the kitten however, this dog can’t bear the cuteness.

These dog jokes will leave you howling with laughter.

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Leader of the pack

A pack of huskies go for a walk. Four-month-old Rosie the kitten decides to join along. Cuteness ensues in the most adorable of cat videos!

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Meet the gang

Imagine waking up to this every morning. Don’t worry: those are cats from his farm and he feeds them way more than that.

Find out the most common mistakes cat owners make.

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Scaredy cat

This cat clearly cannot handle the twist ending and violin screeches in 1960’s Psycho. Alfred Hitchcock would be proud.

Don’t miss these paws-itively hilarious cat jokes.

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Fail with me

And finally we return to this staple of Internet cat videos. Let’s face it, no celebration of cats is complete without a cat “fail.”

Next, check out these 25 cat GIFs that are purr-fect for any occasion!