Times are uncertain. What with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, people around the world are being asked to practice social distancing. To that end, many are working from home and staying indoors more than usual. And pets are benefiting from having their humans available all day as pillows and cuddle providers (see Arnold Schwarzenegger’s video demonstrating this). Twitter users have taken to posting shots of their kitties at home with the hashtag quarantinecats. If cute animals can’t help us get through this trying period, what can? So please enjoy some sweet cat co-workers. Starting with my cat Ahsoka.
Jeanine’s cat has gone through all the stages of a Monday already.
Nerdist‘s own Lindsey Romain has two floofs, Ferdinand and Leopold, to help her get through the work day.
Sarah finally got her cats to settle down and watch YouTube. I feel like this is the kind of entertainment I will need to provide for my two cats after a week of staying home.
“Do you need me to step on your mouse? I can do that,” Kristen’s cat says.
Kim’s cat is already straight-up stealing office supplies. Mind your writing utensils, fellow cat-owners.
Jack says, “You didn’t need this notebook, did you?”
We should all be so lucky to have a buddy like Stripes, present and ready to help through stressful times. (By the way, does anyone else wonder what it would be like to be a blissfully unaware cat right now?)
Junior gets the deluxe treatment by going out for rides with their owner.
#QuarantineCats— Doug (@groundyourstand) March 16, 2020
I’m a Special Needs Bus Driver in Oregon. Schools closed next two weeks, I’m spending more time with Junior.
Going for a ride to pass away some time today.....
... before anyone suggests, we’re not getting out of the truck for anything, just driving around. pic.twitter.com/h2jvs5Hka5
This buddy doesn’t understand that books and bookmarks aren’t for eating. Good luck enjoying some reading time, Jackie!
That only scratches the surface. Want to see more felines earning employee of the month awards for being the best? Scroll through #quarantinecats. It’s the dose of joy you likely need.
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Amy Ratcliffe is the Managing Editor for Nerdist and the author of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy. Follow her on Twitter.