Some people who've never had cats like to joke around and say that they couldn't care less about their humans, but from personal experience, I know that couldn't be further from the truth.
One of my own kitties hardly ever leaves my side, and the other one is so needy at times that she's not happy until I pick her up and cradle her like a baby. While it's certainly true that some of them aren't that into physical affection, others absolutely love being held and cuddled -- like this gentle giant.
Meet Tihon, the huge and beautiful Maine Coon cat from Moscow, Russia.
His favorite pastime has always been getting his snuggle on with his human.
“He likes to sit in my arms all the time. He doesn’t like to be alone, and always follows me wherever I go, even the bathroom,” his mom said.
“He is very quiet. In Russian ‘Tiho’ is quiet, hence his name. He purrs quietly and lovingly. His mission is always to be near me,” she added.
Despite his amazing size, his mom says that he's just a lover.
He always waits by the door for his favorite humans to come home from work.
When he sees them, he leaps into their arms and gives them adorable little kisses.
He even lets her smaller cat boss him around!
I think it's safe to say his mom adores him just as much.