40 Pets Lovingly Staring Into Their Owners’ Souls That Are Warming Everyone’s Hearts

We all know that our pets love us. They snuggle up to us when we’re cold. They cheer us up when we’re feeling down. And the looks that they sometimes give us can make our hearts melt—sometimes it seems like they’re looking straight into our souls.

Get ready to ‘aww’ and smile a whole lot because Bored Panda has collected some of the cutest and cuddliest photos of pets admiring their hoomans. You can literally see how much love they have inside of them by looking into their eyes. Be sure to share this list with anyone who needs cheering up and remember to upvote your fave photos. We’d also love to hear about how much your pets admire you, dear Pandas!

A lot of people like to discuss whether cats or dogs love their owners more because felines have a reputation for being aloof and independent. The truth is, neither cattos nor doggos love their owners any less because of what type of animals they are.

#1 My Husband Couldn't Have Pets Growing Up. When We Bought Our First House I Got Him A Little Surprise

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#2 My Sister And Brother-In-Law Just Rescued A Kitten. Look At How Happy He Is! Enough Love To Make A Kitten Smile

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#3 This Man Lovingly Gazing At His Cat While On The Bus

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Previously, Bored Panda spoke with Dr. Kristyn Vitale from the Human-Animal Interaction Lab at Oregon State University, the lead author of a study about how cats can form secure bonds with their owners a lot like dogs and even human children. Vitale and her colleagues found that 65 percent of kittens were securely bonded to their owners.

A secure bond means that when a kitten’s owner returns to them, the cat will pay attention to them and explore its surroundings. On the flip side, an insecure bond means that the kitten is stressed-out, avoids its owner, and shows that it’s anxious through its body language.

#4 We Don’t Deserve Dogs

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#5 The Face She Makes When My Husband Holds Her

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#6 We Brought Charlie Home A Month Ago Now And I Can't Get Over That Look Of Pure Love In His Eyes

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“There has been relatively little research into the cat-human bond, especially when we compare it to the number of research studies with dogs and humans,” Vitale said about her study. “So our motivation was to bring more knowledge to this field of study.”

She said that the “attachment bond” that cats display toward their owners is “very similar” to the bond that dogs share with their owners. “And even the bond human infants display toward their caretakers,” she added.

“All three species display the same distinct patterns of attachment behavior. The majority of individuals in all species are securely attached to their caregiver, meaning they use their caregiver as a source of comfort and security in an unfamiliar situation.”

#7 She Wanted Me To Stop Working

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#8 My Brother Took Our Cat To Prom. Just Take A Look At How The Cat Stares At Him

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#9 An Old Lady And Her Cat. Just Can't Stop Looking At The Cat's Expression

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#10 Woke Up Today To Her Just Staring Me Down Purring

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#11 Just Adopted This Dude. His Name Is Tucker And He Is Good Boye

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#12 The Way My Dog Looks At My Dad

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#13 Sometimes I Catch Her Just Staring And Smiling At Me. She’s My Precious Love

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#14 He Was Purring The Entire Ride Home

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#15 My Dad And My Kitty Honey Adoring Each Other

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#16 Me And My New Baby Tarzan

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#17 My Cat Never Leaves My Side. Someone Gave Me A Hoodie With A "Cat Pouch" As A Gag Gift. She Rides Around In It Staring At My Face

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#18 We Just Adopted Bella And She Really Likes My Fiancé

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#19 I'm Just Third Wheeling My Boyfriend And Darlene As Usual

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#20 Our Wedding Was Canceled, We Are Worried About Our Family Members' Health. But At Least We Have Our First Family Member

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#21 Just Rescued My Baby Girl From Being Put Down A Month Ago. Most Loving Dog I’ve Ever Known

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#22 I Tried To Take A Funny Picture Of Her Chicken Wing Loaf But She Looked At Me And I Got The Sweetest Photo

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#23 My Best Bud, Indy

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#24 The Ride Home

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#25 Someone's Happy I'm Home Every Day

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#26 Zoey Doesn't Understand Social Distancing

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#27 Get You A Man Who Looks At You The Way This Chonker Looks At My Dad

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#28 I Had A Fairly Rough Day At Work Today. When I Finished, This Sweet Girl Wouldn't Leave My Side. As Soon As I Laid Down, She Jumped Up And Hugged Me

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#29 Mitus Loving Grandma. He Is So Gentle With Her But Crazy Hyper With Anyone Else

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#30 The Way My Girl Looks At Me

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#31 Cleocatra 'Mirin Her Papa

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#32 Sadie Baby. Our First Foster Puppy. Look At Those Puppy Eyes

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#33 Get Yourself Someone That Looks At You The Way My Cat Looks At My Husband

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#34 His Name Is Chief

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#35 A Man And His Kittens

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#36 Maybe I'm Being Paranoid But I Think She's Flirting With My Boyfriend

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#37 The Way She Looks At Me

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#38 Meet Harper. She Likes To Lay On My Chest And Just Stare At Me Like This

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#39 Simon, My Very Best Boy

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#40 Woke Up And This Was The View Two Inches From My Face

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