There are a few days on the calendar that we look forward to with great anticipation. July 4th barbecues, Thanksgiving get-togethers, birthdays with loved ones... But, oh, the Internet was just made for June 4. June 4 is easily the cutest day of the year—it's National Hug Your Cat Day! Let's just get right into the nitty gritty and share some cat pics from our archives with you! Enjoy!
Cats and Dogs
This cat could sure use a hug. From 2001's Cats and Dogs.
Nancy Goes to Rio
Jane Powell giving a good Cat Day hug to a clearly satisfied Demi the cat from Nancy Goes to Rio.
Bringing Up Baby
No matter how big they get, they'll always be your baby. Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby.
Cats laugh at your "order in the court" rules. Spencer Tracy with a furry friend on the set of Cass Timberlane.
Stephen King's Cat's Eye
This is General. He doesn't look so bad here but he's quite the tough guy in the 1985 Stephen King horror flick, Cat's Eye. A cat who can defeat trolls is not a cat with whom to be trifled.
Marilyn Knowlden as Agnes poses with a tabby kitten in this publicity shot for the 1935 version of David Copperfield.
Things didn't really work out between Rachel and Mrs. Whiskerson on Friends but this beautiful Sphinx cat did eventually find a home with Gunther.
Greer Garson and Tom & Jerry
Greer Garson gives Tom the cat some pointers on catching mice, much to the chagrin of Jerry in this publicty photo.
Hard to Kill
Our cats are our best friends when we need them most. That is very deserving of a Cat Day hug. From Hard to Kill (1990).
Intruder in the Dust
Proof that when it comes to cat people and dog people, there are no hard feelings. Behind-the-scenes with Claude Jarman Jr. (holding a kitten) and Robert Bratton (holding a dog) on the set of Intruder in the Dust.
Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Cats always look good but see what happens when you dress them up? It's like, whoa! Tab Lazenby from Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
Little Women 1933
What's better than a basket full of kittens? Um, nothing. Oh, Douglass Montgomery and Katharine Hepburn are in this picture too. From Little Women (1933).
Diane McBain from Spinout has twice as many hugs to give on Hug Your Cat Day!
Strike Up the Band
Sometimes on Hug Your Cat Day you have to wait it out until feline sleepiness kicks in to give your hugs. (Don't worry, it never takes long!) Otherwise, the wiggly kitten factor takes over, as it did in this Strike Up the Band photo with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.