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->"''How can you not like cats?''"
-->-- '''Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan'''

The more benevolent version of CrazyCatLady and RightHandCat.

It has commonly been said that the dog is man's best friend, but there are many people out there who prefer company of a more feline variety. Unlike the above mentioned evil and crazy versions of the cat loving tropes, these characters have an honest affection for cats and are [[FriendToAllLivingThings usually decent individuals themselves]].

The range of love for cats in these characters runs a wide spectrum. Some people simply have a cat as their best friend or just adore them for their inherent cute factor. Other characters have a strong affinity toward them and will even go as far as to adopt some of their mannerisms or have felines flock to their location.

Characters who follow this trope aren't necessarily good guys, but the kind gestures they make are a way of showing that [[AntiVillain they aren't all bad]] -- in other words, a scene where they're petting a cat is an example of PetTheDog. This one crops up in {{anime}} a lot due to the way cats are perceived in Japan, [[CatsAreMean as opposed to much of the Western world]].

Compare CutenessProximity, and HeroesLoveDogs for its canine equivalent (real-life examples go in CanineCompanion). See also CrazyCatLady, CatsAreMean, {{Meganeko}}.



[[folder: Advertising]]
* Cosmic Debris mascot ''Franchise/EmilyTheStrange'' is consistently depicted as one in the various works she appears in. In particular, she is always accompanied by four cats: "Miles", "Sabbath", "Nee Chee", and "Mystery".

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Side material in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' shows [[AntiVillain Reiner Braun]], [[DarkActionGirl Annie Leonhart]], and [[WildCard Ymir]] to to be this, playing with cats during quiet moments.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Greece, and to a lesser degree Japan, both like cats. In Greece's case, it's a reference to the large number of feral cats that live in Greece in RealLife.
** [[AuthorAppeal Himaruya himself]] appears to be this as well.
** WordOfGod is that Scotland likes cats.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Sakaki is very kindhearted and loves all animals, especially cats. Unfortunately, [[AnimalsHateHim the cats don't love her back]]. For most of the series she is bitten by a [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily grey cat with enormous teeth]] every time she tries to pet it. However, near the end of the series [[spoiler:she befriends a mountain cat named Maya. This cat later protects her from an attack by the bitey Kamineko and Co]]. At one point, she lets the biting cat chomp down on her hand... ''and pets it with her other hand''. WordOfGod is that Sakaki's height and her cold, tough default attitude makes animals think she's going to hurt them.
* [[GentleGiant Hiroki]] of ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' is a MartialPacifist that avoids violence and loves cats.
%%* Kai from ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}''... [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold sort of]].
* Sebastian Michaelis from ''Manga/BlackButler''. Apparently even remorseless, supercompetent demons who will kill without a second thought love cats. Especially silky black strays. He also once cuddled a tiger! Although the "kindhearted" part may not apply...
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Yuzu Kurosaki has a whole episode devoted to finding a cat (which turns out to be the spirit of a ''dead'' cat) and taking care of it, thus when she's in trouble with hollows, it protects her and in so doing can finally pass on.
** Soi Fon is a {{Tsundere}} of a more severe variety, with the dere-dere side only being exposed to a certain cat/person in particular, which is expressed, among other things, by her making her squad's barracks cat-friendly.
* The various [=MISAKA=]s apparently have a strong attachment to cats in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. Or it may just be number 10032 that does. In any case, it's the humanizing touch given to ten thousand clones who do not otherwise have much in the way of identity or character traits at that point. The original Misaka ''Mikoto'', while finding cats adorable and cuddly like most normal girls her age, is hesitant to approach them as the ambient electricity generated by her mere presence causes discomfort in the poor little animals.
** Index herself finds a box of kittens and immediately adopts one calling it Sphinx, who she then proceeds to take with her everywhere. Being generally kind and friendly to everyone she meets, her place here is deserved.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Suzaku Kururugi is said to love cats, but the fact that AnimalsHateHim has become somewhat of a running gag on the show. So much that he's gained the FanNickname of [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh "Suzakaki"]]. And yet in one of the last scenes of the series, Arthur, the cat he'd been taking care of, [[spoiler:is seen standing in front of his (empty) grave]].
* Kaoruko of ''Manga/ComicGirls'' is [[NotGoodWithPeople more comfortable to cats than to people]], and since moving from Fukushima to Tokyo, she started having feline ''withdrawal symptoms'' since her new apartment doesn't allow pets.
* Lindon of ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'' has seven cats, and whenever he is at his home, there is at least one in his lap.
* Hikari Yagami/Kari Kamiya from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', who has both a real-life pet cat and a cat Digimon.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Dr. Briefs (Bulma's father) is seldom seen without a small black cat perched upon his shoulder or in his hands.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Milliana is of the villainous [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn (at first)]]]] variety, and has turned loving cats into an ''obsession''. At one point, she refuses to even hurt Natsu, her enemy, who was currently poorly-disguised as a cat, and she was even well aware of it.
** Wendy, Natsu and [[spoiler:Gajeel]] as well. Special mention got to the latter considering how he reacted with he realized he didn't have one.
** [[AGodAmI Orga]] of all people was stated as being this in his character profile.
* In ''Anime/{{Free}}'', Makoto Tachibana is arguably the biggest softie in the Iwatobi swim club, and in the first episode of both seasons is shown petting or holding the same white cat on his way to visit Haruka.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Alphonse is one. Since he's an empty shell of armor with the soul of a boy embedded into it, he often takes kitties and places them inside. HilarityEnsues more than once.
** It's implied Scar is one of these too, at least in the omakes. ''Brotherhood'' confirms it. The episode when they first meet May and Shao May, Scar reaches towards Shao May in the most awkward fashion, making many of the viewers believe that he was about to molest her.
** The elder Slicer brother is a cat-lover as shown in an omake as well, placing a kitten in his helmet to shield it from the rain. In contrast, his younger brother is a dog-lover.
* Mitsukake in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', who has a cute kitten named Tama.
* Bunji Kugashira of the ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' anime adopts a ragged-eared cat sometime after his introduction in the series. This, along with his close relationship to the show's protagonist, help distract us from the fact that he's kind of a [[ProfessionalKiller cold-blooded mob enforcer]].
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'':
** Hinagiku is an avid cat lover. Shiranui plays a prominent role in her drama scenes with Hayate. The fact that her foster mother is allergic to cats keeps her from having cats of her own. She's also compared to felines for her fear of heights.
** Nagi and Isumi could be said to have this trait as well, Nagi is [[MegaNeko Tama]] and Shiranui's owner, and Isumi spends a chapter trying to befriend Shiranui when he first joins the cast.
* The title character of ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' loves playing with Kagome's pet cat, Buyo, whenever he visits her home in modern times.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** [[ThoseTwoGuys Suzuka]]. Her entire mansion is filled with adopted kittens.
** Precia used to be one of these [[spoiler:before Alicia died]]. In fact, the death of [[MoralityChain Linith]] (her pet cat turned {{Familiar}}) was the point that she went from [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]] to downright {{abusive|Parents}} towards Fate.
* Enma from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. Shown when he goes to feed a couple stray cats.
* Miu and Kisara from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' instantly become overjoyed when in a cat's presence. [[ActionGirl Kisara]] has taken this fondness to new extremes when she created the ''Nya Kwan Do'' which is a style based off of a cat's movement.
* Rikka of ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' keeps with her a gray cat dressed up in a pink top with angel wings and an attached snake plushie she calls "Chimera". When Touka, [[PlotAllergy allergic to cats]], refuses to let her keep it in their room, Yuuta would act as its caretaker.
* [[RobotGirl Chachamaru]] of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is quite fond of cats, the reader's first hint that, [[MyMasterRightOrWrong despite her mistress]], she isn't all that evil ([[NobleDemon and neither is said mistress]], [[{{Tsundere}} no matter what she says]]). Referenced later on when she gets a [[spoiler:''KillSat shaped like a kitty'']].
* In one of the ''Anime/MaiHime'' [[BonusMaterial omake shorts]], it's shown that Mikoto Minagi has a pair of cats - one white and one black - to keep her company when Mai isn't around. Mikoto herself acts [[GenkiGirl cat-like]] a lot.
* After her HeelFaceTurn (but before getting her part-time job), Ilulu from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' spent most of her free time hanging out with stray cats.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Doctor Ritsuko Akagi is a cat person. She even has cat-themed office decorations. She mostly likes them because of [[DysfunctionJunction loneliness issues]] though.
** Although she isn't seen with one (except in [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BINtTJoCQAA9AsB.jpg:large some promotional art]]), the ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movies heavily imply that Asuka is also fond of cats. Her hat and her plugsuit helmet both resemble cat ears, and in the third movie [[spoiler:her Eva unit gains a [[PantheraAwesome tiger-like "beast mode".]] ]] Of course, given that this is [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]], the "kind-hearted" part doesn't always apply.
* In ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'', Sorata's love for cats got him kicked out of the regular school dorms.
-->'''Nanami:''' "You're far too much of a {{nice guy}}."
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'':
** Ryoma Echizen shows quite a bit of love toward his cat Karupin.
** Also Kaoru Kaidoh, who loves playing with said kitty.
* In one of the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' drama [=CDs=], it is revealed [[spoiler:the very first iteration of]] Madoka used her wish to rescue a cat from getting run over. Presumably the same cat is the one being hugged by Madoka in the opening credits of the anime. This is one of the first demonstrations of her kindness to Homura, and eventually she bonds with her to the point of [[spoiler:going through the same month [[GroundhogDayLoop repeatedly]] to save Madoka's life]].
* GentleGiant Corporal Randel Oland in ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'', who apparently spends most of his pay on cat food.
* Haruka from ''Anime/RahXephon'' think Buchi is the cutest widdle kitty evah! Averted by Kunugi who really doesn't like Buchi.
* All of the [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Senshi]] count, given that Luna and Artemis are their advisors, but especially Usagi, Minako, Chibiusa, and Ami.
* Sora in ''[[Manga/{{Sketchbook}} Sketchbook ~full color'S]]'' doesn't have a cat (though a few of her friends do), but is your typical FriendToAllLivingThings...but the kid keeps giving them expired food, which her brother calls her out on. So this might be subverted in the cats' eyes, until she realizes her error.
* [[BewareTheNiceOnes Kanone Hilbert]] of ''Manga/{{Spiral}}'' adores cats, though he doesn't own any himself, he's been seen feeding strays and buying plush cats to keep himself company. [[spoiler:What's more, at one point during his attack on Tsukiomi highschool, Hiyono Yuizaki planned to momentarily "stun" him and thus keep from getting shot simply by ''wearing a pair of kitty ears''. The craziest part? '''''It worked.''''']]
* Vamp in ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred'' is nice to cats, and is shocked by the implication that a wild monster living in his attic had eaten the neighbour's kitty ([[spoiler:the cat was fine; the monster had simply removed its collar because it considered collaring cats animal cruelty]]). Not bad for a self-proclaimed {{sentai}} villain with plans for [[TakeOverTheWorld World Domination]].
* Yui in ''Manga/ToLoveRu''. Only short of owning one. She even goes window-shopping at pet stores and a lot of her belongings are cat-themed, including a meowing ringtone set to (you guessed it) Rito's number.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Akira Mado turns out to be hiding a kind personality beneath her cool exterior. One of the first hints is when Amon brings her back to her apartment after a night of drinking, and meets her very ugly cat. During a mission, she even quips that she cannot die yet, because her cat is waiting for her at home.
* Bruno in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', who [[spoiler:lost his memory]] trying to save one.
* Kuwabara from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', who completely gave in to other bullies holding his kitten hostage.
* This trope is very frequently use in the Creator/StudioGhibli movies:
** The eponymous Kiki in ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' has a pet cat Jiji (or more exactly a {{familiar}}), but her patreons at the baker shop are also nice to him for no particular reason and are presented as incredibly nice people.
** Shiro Nishi, the friendly old man owner of the antique shop in ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart'' and his grandson Seiji (them being nice to the cat is one of the reasons why Shizuku trust them).
** Haru in ''Anime/TheCatReturns'', the SpinOff movie about the novel in ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart'', even risk her own life to save a cat from a truck unraveling the plot.
** The friendly ill boy Shō has a pet cat Niya in ''Anime/{{Arrietty}}''.

[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* A "lost" white kitten is one of the recurring plot devices of the ''AudioPlay/ExitTunesPresentsACTORS'' franchise - so there's no surprise that they have a bunch of these in their midst.
** [[GentleGiant Kai]], who first saw the cat and brought it to everyone's attention.
** [[CheerfulChild Hinata]], who had become rather 'motherly' to the cat in question.
** In the biggest surprise of all, [[FaceOfAThug Ryou]] is the one who seems most attached to the cat when she appears - he even ''threw a tantrum'' when told he had to give her back to her owners.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Pictured above: While Selina Kyle[=/=]Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' fame [[FemmeFatale is no]] [[AntiHero straight heroine]], she does keep a number of cats that she [[TropeCodifier cares for deeply]]. Official count is 17. She is frequently portrayed as donating money from her criminal endeavors to animal care charities. One of the reasons she likes Batman is that she's seen him rescue cats, and Bruce Wayne donates to many animal care charities as well.
* DC villain/AntiHero Catman lived with a pride of lions during his stay in Africa and grew to love them as his own family. It's safe to assume he likes house cats, too.
* A minor recurring character in the ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' comics, detective "Speed" Saunders (Hawkgirl's grandfather), kept a scruffy tomcat during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* ComicBook/TheSandman's Dream of the Endless seems to have an affinity for cats, it's one of the many reasons Bast adores him. Possibly a bit of AuthorAppeal; at any rate, Gaiman did write one issue of ''Sandman'' entirely from a cat's point of view.
-->'''Possible Cat Messiah:''' ''I am a cat, and I keep my own counsel.''
* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} is a cat person. Back in the Silver Age she owned a pet tomcat called Streaky -which accidentally got super-powers-. In [[ComicBook/Supergirl1982 the 80's]] [[https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MTwWbbx306Y/V2u-Rd8G-KI/AAAAAAAAqwg/s4UrgLkcRqYs3rYO0LEAxNotSBlNBDyXwCKgB/s1600/dnaos%2B6-10.jpg she found a stray female cat and she adopted it and named Streaky right away]]. [[https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fWggXIjrZs8/V2u-RTryVNI/AAAAAAAAqwk/VsEhsjFGs-U3frgfLr2p4cjs1UcbmTviwCKgB/s1600/dnaos%2B6-11.jpg She really adores her cats]]. It must be a genetic trait, because [[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Post-Crisis Kara]] and Comicbook/PowerGirl -her alternate universe counterpart- also own pet cats (although Power Girl's is called [[UnfortunateNames Stinky]]).
* In the one-shot ''Fuzzy Logic'' Franchise/WonderWoman is revealed to be one of these too, since she helps Power Girl understand the stress her cat is going through after moving to a new house. This isn't the only time Wonder Woman is shown to have a fondness for cats, whether domestic or [[PantheraAwesome wild]]-- in another one-shot titled ''Both Ends of the Leash'', she was revealed to have befriended a lion in her childhood on Themysicra.
* Betty Cooper from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' keeps a pet cat named Caramel and is probably [[TheHeart the most kindhearted person in the series]].
* Michelangelo of [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic]] has a beloved cat named Klunk.
* ''Comicbook/{{Hellboy}}'': The title character is fond of cats. The AntiAntichrist page image shows how fond he is of the adorable little hairballs!
* ''ComicBook/TheCrow'' [[TheHero Eric]] [[AntiHero Draven]] has his pet [[GenderBlenderName Gabriel]], which is one of the few things that he owned in life with [[TheLostLenore Shelly]]. Eric is shown in a couple of pages talking with her, and in the end he tells [[TheCommissionerGordon Captain Hook]] that she's pregnant and it's [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming expecting kittens soon]]. Considering how brutal Eric gets revenge, this, among other things, makes him even more [[TragicHero human]].
* In the ''ComicBook/{{Commando}}'' story "Night of the Cat", Lieutenant Harry Milne is a British Army surveyor with a passion for rescuing stray cats, which he takes to the Cat Sanctuary in Cairo. One such stray is key to the start of his crucial role in the plot.
* Subverted with Pizzazz from ''ComicBooks/JemAndTheHolograms''. She loves cats to the point where her pajamas are cat themed, however she is a SpoiledBrat with a HairTriggerTemper. She has HiddenDepths but they're hidden under her angry, PerpetualFrowner personality.
* The Harvey-style parody comic book ''[[http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/go_look_little_lost_391_free_download/ Little Lost]]'', created by students of the Center for Cartoon Studies, has a female cat called Virgil who is Lost's "most cherished companion in the whole world". Lost learns Virgil is dying and seeks out beliefs about the afterlife. Virgil's actual destination is left up to the reader.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Both [[{{Keet}} Italy]] and [[YamatoNadeshiko Japan]] are this. It was to the point Italy ran [[SuperSpeed top-speed]] toward a cat just to pet it, and Japan felt better just by petting Pookie.
* [[http://madcarrot.deviantart.com/art/Kitten-Love-23207949 Death Eater Walden MacNair]] is far from kind-hearted, but in this picture he does have a very soft spot for cats…
* [[spoiler:Sasuke]] becomes this in ''FanFic/ATeachersGlory'' after taking in the ninja-cat-raising inhabitants of Sora-ku as his retainers.
* ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}'' has Yuna discover her white magic by healing a cat-like creature, which she keeps as a pet up until she leaves Besaid to start her pilgrimage.
* In ''Series/Supergirl2015'' story ''Fanfic/{{Survivors}}'', [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]] owns a pet cat, Streaky, in accord with comic canon.
* [[spoiler:Matt Engarde]] in the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' fic ''Fanfic/SomebodyThatIUsedToKnow''. He starts out the story as a genuinely kindhearted young man, before some unknown but severe trauma sets him on the path to being the two-faced sociopath we know from the game. But at no point in the story does he ever stop caring for his pet cat, Shoe, and he continues to care for his kitty well after the point where he's clearly stopped giving a crap about people. See page entry for more details.
* In the ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fanfic ''FanFic/FadingIntoTheStolenLight'', Asuka owns a tortoiseshell cat named [[http://silvermoonlight.deviantart.com/art/Asuka-Langley-Soryu-642087410 Erika]], who she adopted from a shelter and saved from being euthanized.
* [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Evelyn]] in ''FanFic/WalkingInCircles'' has a soft spot for cats. In fact, the reason her magic was discovered when she was still a little girl was because she threw a fireball at a man who was abusing a cat. Solas even tries to give her the task of taking care of Fennel when they leave Ostwick in hope that it could do something to [[spoiler: her Tranquil state]].
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' fanfic ''Fanfic/IfIOnlyHadAHeart'' has Aizawa caring for all of the strays in his neighborhood. Izuku also picks up on this habit, becoming especially close to a fat, slow-witted cat he ends up naming Pumpkin. They're so close that Izuku refuses to remove the sleeping cat from his pillow, instead lying down in an uncomfortable position.
-->'''Izuku:''' What kind of hero would ever move a sleeping cat?
* Another ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' fanfic, ''[[Fanfic/OldLightStillSlantsThrough old light still slants through]]'' has Izuku as one of these as well. He and his mom have a habit of patching up the cats that wander by their house. Izuku ends up adopting one of them, naming the feline Natsu. Unbeknownst to him at the time, this was the name of his Box Weapon in his previous life as Tsunayoshi Sawada.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gospel_of_the_Holy_Twelve Gospel of the Holy Twelve]], which is 19th century Jesus fanfic by a WillingChanneler minister, has this beautiful story:
--> Jesus entered into a small village where he found a young cat, which had none to care for her. And she was hungry and cried unto him; and he took her up, and put her inside his garment, and she lay in his bosom. And when Jesus came into the village square, he set food and drink before the cat, and she did eat and drink and showed thanks unto him.
--> And Jesus gave the cat unto one of his disciples, a widow, whose name was Lorenza, and she cared for her. And some of the people said, "This man careth for all creatures. Are they his brothers and sisters that he should love them?" Jesus said unto them: "Verily, these are your fellow creatures of the great Household of God: yea, they are thy brethren and sisters, having the same breath of life in the Eternal. And whosoever careth for one of the least of these, and gives it to eat and drink in its need, the same doeth it unto me."

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Several characters from the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon like cats:
** Geppetto from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' has a kitten named Figaro, whom he does love, although early on, he uses the not-yet-brought-to-life Pinocchio to playfully torment the kitten.
*** Later, Figaro appeared in [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts some Disney shorts]] as a pet of WesternAnimation/MinnieMouse.
** Madame Bonfamille from ''Disney/TheAristocats''. She's a kind woman and a former star actress who has a beautiful white cat Duchess with three cute kittens. She loves them and they love her back.
** Another rich Disney character, Charlotte Le Beouf from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', seems to very much love her kitten [[AMinorKidroduction in the opening]].
** Milo Thatch from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' has a cat named Fluffy.
*** Fluffy's care is later transferred to [[{{tsundere}} Audrey]], and she can be seen lovingly holding him in her lap and petting him at the end of the movie, qualifying her for this trope.
** Baymax from ''Disney/BigHero6'' picks up the family cat, Mochi, at one point, and pets him. (Even though Baymax's batteries are low at this point, and he thinks it's a "hairy baby".)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'':
** Tip is very close to her pet cat, Pig.
** Oh grows quite fond of Pig and the feeling is mutual.
* Old Tom from ''WesternAnimation/TheMouseholeCat'' loves Mowzer and she returns it fully.
* Prince Chen the protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfSuLing'' is a prince who owns an albino tiger cub and thinks of other people more than he does himself.
* Brother Aidan in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' is a kind old monk with an adorable cat called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangur_B%C3%A1n Pangur Ban]].
* Wybie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' doesn't exactly ''own'' the black cat that guides Coraline through the Other World, but his friendliness with it is a clear sign he's not a bad guy. Of course, Coraline herself counts too.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movies, Hellboy reveals his soft side with his affinity for cats, in contrast to his usual gruffness. He manages to save a box of kittens at one point. In the [[Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy second movie]], he even goes so far as to disobey orders to stay hidden from a troll, because he wanted to prevent it from eating a cat.
* In ''Film/NorthSeaHijack'', also released as ''ffolkes'' (yes, with 2 f's and no capital, not a typo) Roger Moore is deliberately cast against type. Rather than the womanizing playboy characters he was known for as Film/JamesBond and Series/TheSaint, the character Rufus Excalibur ffolkes was a bearded eccentric arrogant misogynist cat-lover. At the end of the film, having expressed his disdain for medals, he's instead presented with a trio of kittens in recognition of his heroism. He's rather touched.
* In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', Q reminds Bond that he'd prefer not to be fired because he has a mortgage and two cats to feed.
* Film/{{Darkman}} usually keeps a cat or two around.
* Blondie from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' takes time out to stroke a cat while clearing a town of Mooks with Tuco.
* ''Film/BigFish'' had one in the form of Jenny, one of Will's childhood LoveInterests, who had grown up into an eccentric lady with a house full of cats. May also cross with CrazyCatLady as she had left her house to slowly rot and bend over the years and is mostly seen without any other company.
* Preston's character introduction in ''Film/{{Species}}'' is him thanking a next-door neighbor for minding his cat while he's out of town. What makes this hilarious is that Preston is played by Creator/MichaelMadsen -- known for playing psychotic villains. PlayingAgainstType indeed.
* Andy Serkis's character in ''Film/ThePrestige'' gets very distressed when Tesla puts his cat into his new machine and threatens him not to let anything happen to it.
* Mr. Krueger in ''Film/MrKruegersChristmas'' lives with and dotes on his cat George.
* In ''Film/MrsMiniver'', the Miniver family has a huge tuxedo cat. Their youngest child Toby is particularly attached to the sweet animal.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Prim; she simply adores her cat Buttercup, who is [[CatsAreMean utterly nasty to everyone]] except her, but then, she's the only one who seems to treat him with kindness.
* Subverted in ''Film/NotesOnAScandal'', as while Barbara Covett is most certainly not "kindhearted", she clearly loves her cat Portia and is as devastated when she passes away as one would be at the death of a human loved one.
* The documentary ''Film/{{Kedi}}'' features a number of {{Istanbul}} citizens who are exactly this.

* The ancient Japanese fairytale of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_Who_Drew_Cats The Boy who Drew Cats]] was popularized by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafcadio_Hearn Lafcadio Hearn]]'s amazing translation.
* Norse goddess Freyja, the goddess of love, has cats as her pet animals; similarly to how Odin has two crows and Thor a goat, her carriage is pulled by cats.

* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** [[TheGrimReaper Death]] likes cats more than anything else and truly hates people who kill them.
** Nanny Ogg is a cat person.
** [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Granny Weatherwax]], however, is not. Or she'd want you to believe, until she is offered the kitten You in ''Wintersmith'', to which she shows no affection at all (in front of witnesses).
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** [[CrazyCatLady Arabella Figg]] and Hermione Granger. Interesting in that they are both good people, but [[spoiler:at the opposite ends of the sliding scale of magical power]]. Also, Hermione's cat becomes a [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Kitten]] later. [[spoiler:He is inexplicably hostile to Ron's pet rat Scabbers. [[YouDirtyRat The rat]] turns out to be Peter Pettigrew, a Death-Eater and spy for Voldemort.]]
** Hermione's cat, Crookshanks, also [[LickedByTheDog befriends]] Sirius Black, and Harry is momentarily given pause when Crookshanks does his best to [[GoThroughMe put himself between Sirius and a vengeful Harry]].
** Subverted with [[Characters/HarryPotterMinistryOfMagic Dolores Umbridge]], who likes kittens [[TyrantTakesTheHelm and is a total, horrid bitch]]. Possibly averted here - all we see are pictures of kittens, not actual kittens. (According to [[WordOfGod Pottermore]], she finds the real thing too messy.) Her Patronus taking cat form as well might be another hint. Still up for debate.
** Filch, though he comes off as more sympathetic than Umbridge. (So does ''Voldemort''...) His only friend seems to be [[CatsAreMean his mean cat, Mrs. Norris]], and he seems truly horrified in the second book when [[spoiler:she's attacked by Slytherin's monster]].
* Faithful, Alanna's cat in ''[[Literature/TortallUniverse The Lioness Quartet]]''. Faithful was sent by the gods themselves to protect and watch over Alanna. He can talk and possesses almost-omniscient powers, so he finds it pretty easy to protect his "owner."
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein and most of his books' characters are ailurophiles.
** In his short story ''Literature/OrdealInSpace'', the protagonist likes cats. Also, when he hears a kitten [[spoiler:out on a ledge, he rescues it and cures his agoraphobia]].
** The title of one of his books is even, ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls''.
** In ''Literature/TheDoorIntoSummer'', when the protagonist goes into suspended animation for 30 years, he arranges for his cat, Pete, to come with him. Unfortunately, Pete doesn't, and [[spoiler:one of the reasons he travels back in time is to get his cat back]].
** ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters'''s most [[TearJerker heart wrenching]] scene comes when [[spoiler:Pirate the cat is taken over by a slug. He doesn't survive the ordeal and dies in Sam's arms. When Sam and the Old Man make their final charge, Sam narrates that he owes them revenge for Pirate]]. Not that he wasn't committed to their utter annihilation already. But now ItsPersonal.
* Morwen, the not-so-wicked witch in the ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'', has cats in every color except black.
* Several characters in the ''Literature/{{Chrestomanci}}'' series.
* ''Literature/{{Petaybee}}'': Clodagh certainly, and Aisling less obviously.
* Inversion in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' as the whole series is about a cat who is a kindhearted Narnian and occasional Englishchild lover. In ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'', Aslan comes in the form of a cat to comfort Shasta.
* Cats are entirely friendly in Creator/MercedesLackey's fantasy novels, although pampered housepets can be more nosy and gossipy than helpful. This is in all likelihood AuthorAppeal.
* Cats, and catlike aliens, are found throughout Creator/AndreNorton's books. This is most definitely AuthorAppeal, as she was well-known for being a cat lover.
* Six-year-old Queen Varicose in the second Literature/WelkinWeasels trilogy is constantly surrounded by cats. They come from miles around to see her, because the old saying that "a cat can look at a queen" is taken rather more seriously by the TalkingAnimal population of Welkin.
* Captain Tinker, from Esther Averill's charming ''Jenny and the Cat Club'' series of children's books.
* Literature/HonorHarrington and Nimitz though Treecats aren't the same thing. One suspects that Nimitz was an avatar of David Weber's cat.
* Dean from the ''Literature/GarrettPI'' series is fond of cats, even hiding a kitten in the house against Garrett's direct orders in ''Red Iron Nights''.
* Several of Creator/HarukiMurakami's heroes have a fondness for cats (a bit of AuthorAppeal) and are generally decent people. Toru from ''The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle'' and Nakata, the secondary protagonist of ''Kafka on the Shore'', are probably the best examples (the latter can actually talk to cats and makes money by reuniting lost pets with their owners).
* Shadow, the protagonist of ''Literature/AmericanGods'', is this, whether the cat in question is just a regular kitten or [[PhysicalGod Bast]].
* [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]] is quite fond of cats; in one story he mentions that cats "always do take to me". Makes sense, since he's the NiceGuy of his series.
--> "Tell me, [[TheJeeves Jeeves]]... You have known me for some time. You have had every opportunity to study my psychology. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Would you say I was the sort of fellow who stole cats?]]"
--> "No, sir."
--> His response pleased me. No hemming or hawing, just 'no, sir.'
* Prim in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. Her feline friend Buttercup is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold in cat form: [[CatsAreMean he's mean to everyone]], but not Prim.
* Grace Cahill of ''Literature/The39Clues'': CoolOldLady, awesome [[NeverMessWithGranny grandmother]], [[IronLady matriarch]] of [[spoiler:the Madrigals]], and owner of Saladin, the epitome of a CoolCat. She appears to be very fond of him. Due to DeathByOriginStory, this ends up applying to Dan and Amy Cahill as well, with Saladin becoming the (often quite helpful) fourth member of their Clue-hunting team. Nellie Gomez likes Saladin quite a bit, too, as evidenced by her insistence upon getting his favorite red snapper for him every time the team moves on to a different city.
** In the sequel series Cahills vs. Vespers, Evan Tolliver shows signs of this as he becomes the high-maintenance Saladin's main caregiver in Amy and Dan's absence.
* Haviland Tuf of the ''Literature/TufVoyaging'' anthology by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin.
* Also by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, Prince (later King) Tommen Baratheon of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is a nice, kind and a bit naive boy who loves cats. Compared to his cat-killing brother Joffrey who hated everything and is hated by everyone in (except his mother) and out of universe.
* Will Parry of ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''.
* Harrison Withers from Louise Fitzhugh's ''Literature/HarrietTheSpy'' shelters 26 cats (who eat better than he does). After a Health Department raid he has a HeroicBSOD which she witnesses -- just before she loses her notebook. As she puts her life back together, she spies on Harrison again, and sees him happy and content with a single tiny kitten. This becomes the first story she writes for publication.
* Beth from ''Literature/LittleWomen''. Also Molly Lou Bemis from ''Jack and Jill'', who has ''nine'' cats.
* Literature/AmeliaPeabody and her whole family are fond of cats, and "the Cat Bastet" (always referred to in full) is a character in several of the novels, as are her descendants Horus, Seshat, and the Great Cat of Re.
* Creator/BarbaraHambly's Franchise/StarTrek TieInNovel ''Literature/{{Ishmael|1985}}'' is a [[FishOutOfTemporalWater time travel story]] set in 1860s Seattle. The local protagonist notices that cats have a strange affinity for [[AmnesiacHero Spock]] but that dogs are afraid of him.
* Lizzie Thompson in the ''Literature/MsWiz'' books. Her pet cat is a stray she rescued and christened Waif - and she is incredibly depressed when he disappears. When she discovers an heiress is collecting neighbourhood cats for fur, she willingly has herself transformed into one to save them.
* Liz Pennykettle and Tam from ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]''.
* Creator/LloydAlexander himself seems to be very much this trope if his books are any indication.
** Taran and Fflewddur Fflam in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', but most notably Fflewddur. When facing the giant wild cat, Llyan, Taran can't help but appreciate the magnificent creature and when Fflewddur had the opportunity to slay her, he didn't. Whether it was out of animal appreciation or cowardice or a mixture of both is never clear[[spoiler:, but the end result is that Llyan becomes Fflewddur's mount and pet by the end of her debut book and he dotes on her every bit as much as she dotes on him]].
** The title character of ''The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian''. He rescues a white cat from men accusing it of being a witch and when it follows him, he names it Presto. Sebastian is a very affectionate owner, giving Presto all sorts of silly nicknames (such as "His Most Excellent Catliness" and "Duke of Gauli-Mauli") and making jestful (but somewhat sincere) promises like gifts of silk pillows and gold saucers. Presto himself is a very intelligent cat and helps Sebastian any way he can and in surprising ways.
** Chen Cho of ''Literature/TheRemarkableJourneyOfPrinceJen'', though his feline companion is a magical tiger named Lao-Hu who is capable of talking and occasionally gives Chen Cho advice, so Lao-Hu is less a pet and more a confidant/traveling companion.
* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': Subverted by Tybalt, who is a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk, and one of the few characters besides Tiecelin who is depicted as having a pet (it is, of course, a cat.) Later, this trope is played straight when [[spoiler:Hermeline adopts the cat]].
* We'd like to hear about the cats of Queen Beruthiel in Creator/JRRTolkien's legendarium, but apparently that's a NoodleIncident.
* According to Buddhist legend cats were not allowed into heaven because the cat would not come with the other animals to sit with Buddha when he was dying. Elizabeth Coatsworth fixed that, with her TearJerker tale of ''The Cat Who Went to Heaven'', where we learn that the all-merciful Buddha loves kitties too.
* In ''[[Literature/{{Newsflesh}} Feed]]'', Rick adopts/is adopted by a cat he finds at the Ryman ranch post-cleanup, naming her Lois. Sadly, Lois does not survive the book, giving Rick a whole new heartbreak.
* Tia in ''Literature/EscapeToWitchMountain'' loves her adopted cat Winky. He traveled with her throughout her trip.
* ''Literature/EmilyTheStrangeTheLostDays'': Emily/Earwig loves all of the local cats, especially the four who she eventually realizes are her own cats.
** Hilda combines this and CrazyCatLady due to her age and possible senility.
* Jem Carstairs in ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', when he adopts Church.
* ''Literature/TomcatBlueEyesDiaries'': Blue Eyes' owner is an affectionate older man who doesn't have any family and adores Blue Eyes. Blue Eyes is very fond of him and refers to him as "my two-legged creature" and later "my human".
* Reginald Hill's PrivateDetective Joe Sixsmith goes everywhere with his cat, including the pub. In one novel, Sixsmith knows that a DI must be on the side of the angels because he mentions having ''three'' Persians of his own. This may have been AuthorAppeal for Hill, whose blurbs often noted that he lived with multiple cats.
* Gary Seven cares deeply for Isis in ''Literature/StarTrekTheEugenicsWars''.
* Literature/HannahSwensen adopted Moishe off the streets, takes care of Norman's cat Cuddles when he needs a 'babysitter', and a minor plot point in one book is over how she agreed to take care of Cuddles instead of finding a way to postpone an impending engagement.[[note]]The engagement ''was'' called off, but for other reasons.[[/note]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Tommen Baratheon has an adorable cat named Ser Pounce whom he clearly loves (especially given how Joffrey threatened to kill it to hurt Tommen).
* Mrs. Davis, Miss Brooks' kind-hearted landlady and friend on ''Series/OurMissBrooks''. Her cat's named Minerva.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has the Doctor himself, at least the Sixth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh incarnations. Six, even as he donned that [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes hideous coat]], decided to make it marginally less ghastly with some cat shaped lapel pins. Nine actually pets a cat during an episode, and Ten has a good rapport with some cat people (not people who like cats. People who are cats.) in one of his episodes. Eleven talks to a housecat to investigate a time loop in Colchester.
* Britta Perry from ''{{Series/Community}}''. To further drive the point home, her cats are adopted from shelters and suffer from a wide range of illnesses.
* Emma Tutweiler of ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life On Deck]]'', who cares for a vast number of cats alone on ''a cruise ship''. {{Flanderization}} in later episodes have turned her into a CrazyCatLady, getting a new cat every time she's dumped.
* Quite a few characters, including Tristan, from ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall''.
* Bubbles, in ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'' has a love for kitties, and even opened his own "cat daycare centre".
* Randy from ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' dated a kindhearted (and quite pretty) cat lady, but they split up after he realised that [[spoiler:she was treating him exactly like a cat (with his own little "Randy" collar and a giant cat bed).]]
* Radar O'Reilly of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is a FriendToAllLivingThings generally, and in one episode he tells Colonel Blake he's got sixteen cats back home.
* The host of ''MustLoveCats'' loves cats so much that he even write songs and sings to them.
* Jackson Galaxy of ''Series/MyCatFromHell'' is dedicated towards helping cats and owners get along. Since he's a musician, he looks more like a biker than a cat lover.
* In one episode of ''[[Series/AnimalPlanetHeroes Animal Precinct]]'', a man had over 20 cats, even though he was only allowed two. It turned out that he couldn't afford to have them neutered or spayed, and things took their natural course. The rescue officers had nothing but praise for how well the man had performed the monumental task of caring for all of them (the apartment was fairly clean, the cats all socially well-adjusted and healthy), and so they allowed him to keep two of his beloved cats--after spaying them for free. (The rest were easily adopted out, due to their health and human-friendly temperaments.)
* Lily on ''Series/ColdCase''
* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'': Matt Devlin mentions having a cat to friend/colleague Alesha Philips. She's delighted to hear this. The moments gets a very sad callback in the following episode, where Matt's partner Ronnie is seen caring for it and commiserating with it, petting him and telling him, "Yeah, I miss him too.", as well as walking off with it at the end.
* Toyed with in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Data, the robotic crew member is the only one that keeps a pet. This makes sense, since he's the character exploring WhatMeasureIsANonHuman and humans inexplicably take pleasure in the company of certain animals. And it's all fine with the cat, whose name is Spot: any [[MagicFromTechnology robot sufficiently advanced to serve cat food and provide a warm lap]] is an acceptable human-substitute to the average cat.
** Later, when Data has a functional emotion chip, finding out that Spot survived the crash in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' is enough to move him to tears of joy.
** Speaking of Data's cat, Reg Barclay is the only other being on the ''Enterprise'' who's on friendly terms with Spot. On ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', he gets his own cat.
* Louis Litt from Suits, is a devoted cat lover, who is quite devastated when his cat passes away.
* Brenda Leigh Johnson in ''Series/TheCloser'' adopts a cat that belonged a murder victim, naming it Kitty. Brenda always referred to Kitty as 'he' or 'him' (even after [[YourTomcatIsPregnant 'he' gave birth to a litter of kittens]]) and was devastated when he had to be put to sleep. At the end of series 5, Fritz gives her a new kitten named Joel.
* Dr Warner, a vet from one ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' episode. Salem thinks she's in love with him and hopes a kiss from her will turn him back into a human. [[spoiler:It doesn't, he complains and she faints at the sight of a talking cat.]]
* In the ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'' third-season episode "And the Kitty Kitty Spank Spank", Max is shown to be this in contrast to the CrazyCatLady she and Caroline almost gave the stray they took in to.
* Lister of ''Series/RedDwarf'' gets in trouble for illicitly keeping a pet cat, named Frankenstein, in the first episode, which sets off all his later misadventures. He's very chatty and affectionate toward Frankenstein. He also later readily attempts to befriend one of her humanoid descendants. This all ties in with the fact that Lister is a relatively kind, decent sort of bloke.
* Creator/KeithOlbermann reportedly adores cats but can't have one due to allergies. Creator/BenAffleck's satirical take on Keith's Special Comments centered around Keith's hypothetical cat, Miss Precious Perfect.
* Both ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' and ''Series/TheMunsters'' are based on the concept that creepy and scary looking people are actually very kindhearted nice individuals. Both of the families have a lot of pets but, to live up to this trope, both families have a feline pet. In the case of the Addams is Kitty Kat (an adult lion) treated like a spoiled kitten, in the case of the Munsters is a black cat with the roar of a lion.
* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': The series opens on the household picking a name for a kitten one of the women found in her bedroom earlier in the day. Nobody protests keeping it, and both Nanaka and Hitomi are later seen playing with it and cuddling it.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Franchise/TopoGigio is an Italian franchise about a friendly well-mannered and loving [[NiceMice Nice Mouse]], and he has a conveniently proportionally sized [[FurryConfusion pet cat]].

* Never exactly "kind", but Ed of ''Radio/EdReardonsWeek'' reserves his minuscule portion of the caring instinct for his cat, which allows the audience glimpses of a fairly decent acceptable human being beneath all the snark. And gleeful misanthropy. And general {{jerkass}}ery.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'':
** Cammy White is a highly-trained Delta Red Agent and former assassin, but melts at the sight of a cat as she adores them. In ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', it turns out [[ChekhovsGun to be quite important:]] in the prologue, Cammy is shown to be friends already with a cute cream-colored cat... [[spoiler:and in her ending she brings it as a gift to her fellow ex-Doll and sort-of adoptive sister Juni, who is hospitalized. The girl's reaction to the kitty is not just a [[Heartwarming/StreetFighter Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]], but proof that she's getting better from her ordeals as a BrainwashedAndCrazy {{bodyguard babe|s}}.]]
** At the start of his story in ''Super Street Fighter IV'', Abel is shown befriending a stray cat.
* Felicia of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is this for obvious reasons as she is a {{cat|girl}} herself.
* Travis Touchdown in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''. "Kindhearted" is... well, enough of a stretch you could use it for a tightrope, but he's devoted to his cat.
** For much of the second game, it seems like his cat is his only friend.
* The owner of the Shin-Sekai soda joint in ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' takes in cats that are in front of his store. You have to spend enough money there to find out, though.
* Vayne from ''VideoGame/{{Mana Khemia|AlchemistsOfAlRevis}}'' never goes anywhere without his cat Sulpher, who even starts circling his legs in an adorable idle animation if you leave him alone. To be fair, though, his bond with Sulpher is a bit more complicated than most. He also can have a more-than-just-friends relationship with catgirl student, Nikki, and [[spoiler:will even marry her in her ending, resulting in a LOT of kids]]. Roxis, meanwhile, can be found having adopted a kitten and baby-talking to it in a scene you can see while walking around the school grounds, but he'd never actually admit it to your face.
* ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'' has Laury Callwell, Gene Petromolla (who's a FriendToAllLivingThings in general) and, to the surprise of the players, [[spoiler:[[GangBangers Sam]] [[SunglassesAtNight Burston]].]] They're all linked by an interesting event : Laury first finds three abandoned kitten she decides to adopt, and names them. Later, if you have Gene in your girl roster and [[RelationshipValues have good relationship]] with both Laury and Gene, Laury will lose the kitten and you can offer to search for them for her. You'll have two possible leads : [[spoiler:Go ask Gene, or go ask the local punks]]. Choosing the first option will [[spoiler:net you a special CG, where Gene has found the kitten, and, after explaining the situation, will agree to give them back, albeit with a sad face]]; choosing the second one will [[spoiler:allow you to see an unknown kind side of Sam (who's normally in antagonistic ways with the main protagonist), and he too will give the kitten back]].
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', we have both Telma and her cat Louise and Impaz with her dozens of playful, friendly kitties. Link himself can pick up and carry less shy cats around, and even plays a minigame with some of Impaz's.
* Anders of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' has a fondness for kittens. The player can even give one to him as a pet, who he names Ser Pounce-A-Lot and carries into battle (where it can actually revive the entire party should a Party Wipe happen). Unfortunately he was forced to give up his kitten between ''Awakening'' and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII the sequel]], though he still has a big soft spot for them. [[spoiler:Eventually subverted; Anders starts out kindhearted, but becomes more and more ruthless as the sequel progresses...]]
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** Cormag from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', according to his supports with Natasha. He once found an injured kitty who barely survived the battle he and his group had been in, took him as his pet, and asked the aforementioned WhiteMagicianGirl to heal his injuries. Later, he helped said kitten get reunited with his still-living mother.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Henry is [[BlueAndOrangeMorality really... weird]] but [[NiceGuy ultimately kind-hearted]], and [[FriendToAllLivingThings he loves animals of all kinds]]. While he bonds more with CreepyCrows, he specifically says that he loves playing hide-and-seek with cats, especially a black kitty that's said to hang around in the Barracks.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', ''both'' Alm and Celica are seen cooing and fawning over every single kitty cat that shows up in their travels. Plus one of Alm's companions, the very socially-awkward mage Luthier, tells Alm in one of their base talks that he never got on well with humans, but had beloved cat friends.
* [[spoiler:Yomiel]] in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick''. His cat is literally the only friend he has. Of course, the "kind-hearted" bit applies ''only'' to his cat. [[spoiler:Luckily, the cat is [[SamaritanSyndrome considerably nicer]]]].
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'':
** Ragna the Bloodedge wields the mighty Azure Grimoire, is known far and wide as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Grim Reaper]], has the world's largest bounty on his head, and is considered an SS-class criminal by the NOL...but he just loves cats, and cats seem to love him too if his interaction with Taokaka and the Kaka kitties are any indication. In fact, his young self's reaction upon meeting his future sensei Jubei (a character based on the Nekomata aka cat spirits) is... [[CutenessProximity "YOU'RE A KITTY! A BIG KITTY!"]]
** And even moreso [[HospitalHottie Litchi Faye-Ling]]. Despite obsessing over saving her partner Arakune, she still finds time to protect the Kaka clan from his threat and even teaches the not-so-blessed-in-intelligence cats, and the kitties, Taokaka included, love her very much. [[spoiler:In a redeeming point in her FaceHeelTurn, one of the things she remembered before making the heavy decision was the fun times with Taokaka.]]
** While [[HighlyVisibleNinja Bang Shishigami]] doesn't interact with the Kaka clan as much as Litchi does, Tao is one of his regular contacts and he has taken her in as an apprentice, often sparring with her if the match intros are to be trusted. This trend continues into [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma their journey to Ikaruga]].
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'':
** Katsuya Suou of ''{{VideoGame/Persona 2}}'' Eternal Punishment isn't a grouch by any means, but he's quite stern. In addition to being a sucker for [[SupremeChef baking cakes]], he also adores cats. If Eriko Kirishima is the fifth party member midway through the game,the party will find a black cat in a TV Studio and Katsuya finds it adorable. His initial Persona, [[PlayingWithFire Helios]], resembles a black cat wearing 19th-century dress.
** The protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' seems to have shades of this. If the player completes one quest to feed a stray cat, the protagonist will request himself to continuing feeding it. Also, there's the option to spend the ''entire afternoon'' just petting a cat.
** One of the earliest indications in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' that the protagonist's guardian Sojiro Sakura is a good person is how much he clearly loves cats. When Akira brings Morgana home, Sojiro tries to act like he doesn't want him around, but quickly brings food for the cat and is disappointed when he doesn't get to name him.
* Asuka Kazama of ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' is the niece of two of the game's heroes, great niece of the main villain, and cousin of the current protagonist, so badass is in her blood. She's also a BullyHunter and in the game's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUSZ2tCQ_Ko&feature=player_detailpage#t=190s intro]] she rescues a CatUpATree.
* And speaking of female Japanese Kindhearted Cat Lovers, we have Kiyo Tsukino of ''Rumble! @ the Campus'', who has two pet cats, Yo and Ki.
** Hotaru Katsuragi has also shown a soft spot towards cats, but it seems like all living things are afraid of her EvilLaugh, and that includes the kitties.
** Almost all Japanese characters in this game: Megumi, Akane, even the Shirogane Family!.
* Shiki Misaki of ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' fights with a stuffed cat she made herself, so she's most likely a fan of kitties.
* Although a slightly milder example than most, [[TheHero Crono]] of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has a pet cat, and has the opportunity to win another (they themselves will either breed or run away, depending on if you regularly take time to win cat food for them). You can have ''at least'' ten by the ending depending on how well you play this.
** Crono's mother also implies through dialogue that she doesn't enjoy looking after the cat(s) -- it's her son's job.
** An early side-task also has you return a cat to its owner -- [[spoiler:which itself determines the jury's view of you when you go on trail later]].
** In 12,000 BCE, Janus holds himself above everyone... except for his cat, Alfador. [[spoiler:And when Janus returns to that time as Magus, the cat ''still'' recognizes him and follows him around.]]
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' both [[TheHero Ludger]] and his older half-brother Julius really like their chubby cat [[GenderBlenderName Lulu]]. The former even brings him along on his entire journey instead of leaving him at home, (Which manifests itself as a gameplay mechanic, allowing you to send Lulu out to gather items for you).
* In ''VideoGame/OfficeJerk'' and its SpinOff ''Office Zombie'', the Jerk and Zombie show are apparently this. The Jerk has a picture of himself with a cat and will occasionally "pet" the cat. The Zombie does the same, saying "Kitty..."
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight'' has Rekoteh, one of the temporary party members. She has a cat plushie and a cat-shaped carpet in her room and instantly adopts the black cat that Jusqua brought to Invidia [[spoiler:mistakenly thinking it was Aire]]. She'll also turn into a cat when the Transform Staff is used on her--it emphasizes that she's kept her kind heart while everyone else in town has been embittered by their endless winter.
* ''VideoGame/FranBow'': Fran herself. One of her closest companions is her little black kitty, [[TalkingAnimal Mr. Midnight]], who calls her "my dear" and always makes sure to tell her he loves her. Awww.
* Noctis in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' has an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI__j-qn-FQ incredibly sweet little side-quest which has him and his bros feed a cute siamese]]. Beware readers, CutenessProximity [[CutenessOverload Overload]].
* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' has Dante. He brings a huge pack of cats with him onto the Grandcypher, and a gameplay gimmick for his SR version is that the happier his cats are, the stronger he becomes. He also shares a cross-fate episode with Sen, the most [[CatGirl distinctly cat-like]] of the playable Erunes.
* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' has Isaac himself writing a will to his cat Guppy whenever the player gets a game over, donating all of his items to his beloved late cat. If the player grabs certain items, Isaac can even ''transform'' into Guppy.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims'', we get Ginia Kat with her four cats in ''The Sims Unleashed'' who is sweet but on the shy side and loves to write children's book in her freetime. Tara Kat in ''The Sims 2 Pets'' wishes to open a pet store to help precious kitties find loving homes. And Catarina Lynx in ''The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs'' who can't turn down a poor stray cat. ''The Sims 3 Pets'' gives a more straight example of the CrazyCatLady trope with Hetty Lionheart however as she's highly disliked by everyone in town.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'': The main heroine Rin might be NotGoodWithPeople, but the way she treats the many, many cats who crowd around her more than demonstrates her inner good nature.
* ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 2]]'' has two of them, [[CuteClumsyGirl Miyuki Kotobuki]] and [[BrokenBird Kaori Yae]]. Of special note, Kaori doesn't like dogs on the other hand.
** Megumi Mikihara of ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'' is rather a FriendToAllLivingThings, but in one of her Events, she finds abandoned kitten in a cardboard box under a snowy night, and decides to take them in and take care of them until she finds kind new owners for them. It's also the basis of her scenario in ''Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Tokkae Tama'' (one of the two Puzzle Game spin-offs of the game).
* Subverted by [[spoiler:Matt Engarde]] from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'', who's a cat lover, but also a BitchInSheepsClothing.
* Ethan Kairos from ''VisualNovel/TimeHollow'' keeps a cat named Sox who helps him on his adventure through time.
* [[GreatDetective Willard H. Wright]] from ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' owns a cat named Diana who he's very fond of.
* Kaoru Kirishima in ''VisualNovel/OurTwoBedroomStory'' seems cold and standoffish, and has trouble communicating with people, but he loves cats. His affection for his cat Tama is the earliest sign that he's not simply an unfeeling jerk.
* ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'':
** The PlayerCharacter can be this, if he takes a stray cat in despite how his apartment building doesn't allow pets... [[spoiler: The cat [[ShapeshiftingLover turns out to be pretty... special]].]]
** One of the potential girlfriends, Arisa, is implied to be this. When she plays a game where the BigBad is [[CatsAreMean a cat]], she feels ''terrible'' after defeating him.
* Misae Sagara in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' has a pet cat that lives in her dorm. Tomoya is frequently seen playing with it when he visits Youhei. Cats are also Nagisa's favorite animal.
* Jumin in ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'' dotes on his pet cat Elizabeth the 3rd, one of the few creatures capable of bringing out his softer side. This trait of his becomes deconstructed on his route, however, where he realizes that he's been unhealthily using her as a substitute for an actual relationship with another human and acting as if she could fully understand and empathize with his emotions when in fact she's just a cat.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Blackout of the ''Webcomic/{{Insecticomics}}'' loves to collect scorpion-bots (in toy form, that's continued incarnations of movie Scorponok). Since the scorpions purr when scritched, cluster around ankles, and are generally adorable, they might as well be cats with a fondness for toe-pinching.
-->'''Arcee:''' How many scorpions do you ''need''?\\
'''Blackout:''' ''All of them!''
** Liege Fabulo is also "an insect person".
* ''Webcomic/SisterClaire'''s eponymous character.
* Even the [=KillTron=] 5000, mentioned in [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=28 this]] ''Webcomic/VGCats'' comic, who hates all known beings in the universe, has a special place in his robot heart for cats.
* It's more accurate to say that Krosp from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a cat who's a kindhearted ''human''-lover. He may be the King of Cats, but he has a strong allegiance with Agatha and is one of the first friends she made on board Castle Wulfenbach.
* The title character of ''Webcomic/HarpyGee'' is almost inseparable from her pet goblin-cat Pumpkin.
* [[{{Tsundere}} Yuudai]] from ''Webcomic/{{Sakana}}'', perhaps [[HiddenDepths surprisingly]]. He owns a cat named [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Hime]], which is pretty much his OnlyFriend.
* [[HyperCompetentSidekick Judy]] the [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys gorilla]] from ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''. A recent chapter was called "Judy Gets a Kitten" and involved... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Judy getting a kitten]]. [[spoiler:Yoshi the dinosaur tried to eat the kitten, but it survived. It's sporting an eyepatch.]]
* Yun-lee and Dong-whi from ''Webcomic/NineteenTwentyOne''. Their love for cats is what got them together.
* The jailer and the doctor from ''Webcomic/PapiNyang''.
* In ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'', Amanda taking in a stray cat showed that she was starting to become slightly less cynical.
* Belkar Bitterleaf of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is ''far'' from kindhearted under usual circumstances, being ChaoticEvil, AxCrazy, and an all around SociopathicHero with little of the "Heroic" part. However, he genuinely likes Mr. Scruffy, the late Lord Shojo's RightHandCat, and caring for him has led to numerous PetTheDog moments as part of his real/fake CharacterDevelopment.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** Not only is Nepeta's Lusus a cat, but she basically emulates cats in every aspect of her life. She also happens to be the nicest troll in the series (so far).
** Roxy and Rose Lalonde are also kind-hearted girls with an association with cats; in Roxy's case she has cloned many FRIENDLY MUTANT KITTENS, and Rose's game sprite is based on her childhood cat Jaspers.
* Ronnie from ''{{Webcomic/Whomp}}'', to the point that he calls himself a monster for accidentally disturbing the sleep of one of his cats as he tried to get into bed (with 3 laying on the covers).
* Coco from ''Webcomic/ZooAcademy'' is not only a cat lover but a cat himself!
* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': The comic's AfterTheEnd society is extremely reliant on {{Evil Detecting Cat}}s, so most humans can be assumed to be on good terms with them. Most of the families seen in the DistantPrologue have a cat with them and are the ancestors to the main characters, which suggests being this trope helped a lot with surviving the ZombieApocalypse in the first place.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Creator/BradJones of WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob fame loves his cats. Even if he's ranting, he pauses to pet them and speaks to them in a very gentle tone of voice. They provide cute comic relief and FunnyBackgroundEvent moments throughout the series.
** There was one moment where OOCIsSeriousBusiness kicked in when during his review of ''Elves'', the main character's stepmother kills her cat, resulting in Brad dropping character and outright snarling "I'd kill her, I'd '''[[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]]''' kill her."
* The Let's Player LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} is a MASSIVE cat lover, to the point where he refused to kill the cat enemies in his LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/ClarencesBigChance''.
** Another [=LPer=] with this trait is LetsPlay/HCBailly. He took the time to win the maximum amount of cats you could own in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''.
** LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} too. He has two cats named after video game characters, Teddy from [[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} Mother 1]] and Franchise/{{Kirby}}, both that he has taken a few silly pictures with. And in his [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyandSapphire Pokemon Emerald]] Let's Play, he named his Slakoth, Teddy.
* Creator/JamesRolfe, AKA WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, has two cats, Yeti and Boo, who he takes time to show off in his vlog where he temporarily moves to California.
* Creator/LittleKuriboh owns three cats which his love for is shown via twitter.
* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'': In a meta-joke and MythologyGag, the youngest Bennet daughter Lydia has a cat called Kitty that follows her everywhere -- Catherine "Kitty" Bennet was Lydia's elder sister in the novel who really followed Lydia everywhere to a fault. She shot [[http://youtu.be/-65brfdH0qc one cute vlog entry]] talking to Kitty about how to help out her cousin Mary, and Kitty also had a Twitter account.
* Sofie Liv of WebVideo/MovieDorkness owns a fat cat named 'Piv'. [[note]]Means 'Squeak' in Danish, according to Sofie.[[/note]]
* A capella cover artist [[https://www.youtube.com/user/SmoothMcGroove Smooth McGroove]] is by all accounts a nice man whose videos regularly feature his dulcet vocal stylings, his [[BadassBeard awe-inspiring facial hair]], and prominent cameos by Charl, his extremely laid-back black cat.
* Several of the ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' own cats and positively fawn over them, especially when they find them in games. [[WebVideo/SteamTrain Ross]] goes so far as to make his ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' character a black [[CatFolk Khajiit]] modeled after his own pet cat, Orpheus.
* Many of [[LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} the Yogscast]] have cats, but there has to be special mention for Nilesy, who built a Cat Train around his and [[LetsPlay/HannahRutherford Hannah's]] Minecraft base. Hannah is also a cat lover, particularly where big cats are concerned.
** Also [[LetsPlay/InTheLittleWood Martyn]] - his cats Kiki and Pascal even got to guest star in an episode of his VideoGame/TomodachiLife series.
** Subverted by [[LetsPlay/DuncanJones Duncan,]] who was really excited to get his in-game cat Tiddles in his Minecraft series with [[LetsPlay/KimRichards Kim]], but his care for it... let's just say there's been several Tiddleses.
** LetsPlay/WilliamStrife is a cat lover. He's had at least one, which sadly died in 2014.
** LetsPlay/ZoeyProasheck also lost her beloved cat in early 2015.
* Several members of Creator/RoosterTeeth are known to be very fond of cats. Examples include Lindsay Jones, Miles Luna and Creator/GavinFree. For a while, Burnie Burns would bring his tabby, Joe the Cat to the office, and people could frequently be seen on the podcast playing with him and petting him.
* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', during FriendlySniper [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Sanguine's]] VillainEpisode, he saves a cat from a genetically modified spider, noting that he'd always wanted a cat to sit on his lap between kills.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* This is a popular depiction of Nathan Explosion in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' fanworks. [[http://pics.livejournal.com/gearsmoke/pic/000fp7k9]]
** In canon, Toki Wartooth befriended a cat in "Dethhealth." [[spoiler:The cat sadly died at the episode's end. [[DisneyAcidSequence Toki sang an ode to it:]] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD0qyXMjb1s]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Major Boobage" was somewhat bizarre for turning Cartman into this, serving as the one time in about ten years that one of his many, ''many'' PetTheDog moments ''didn't'' turn out to be [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk fake]] or [[PhotoOpWithTheDog manipulative]]. Well, he did have Kitty early in the show's run and refused to let Stan and Kyle put firecrackers up his butt.
* WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' has Waffles, resulting in this trope being filled by an [[FurryConfusion anthropomorphic dog]]. Later, in ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse'', he has [[FormallyNamedPet Mr. Pettibone]].
* Another Disney example: WesternAnimation/MinnieMouse has Figaro the kitten from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' (see Film: Animation) above after he started appeared in shorts. That's right, a kitten is owned by an anthropomorphic mouse!
* Mrs. Hasigawa from ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' combines this with a touch of CrazyCatLady. Or at least, from ''her'' perspective -- her "cats" are actually superpowered alien genetic experiments, but she's too blind and/or senile to notice.
* Dan from ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has Mr. Mumbles. Subverted. Dan is ''dangerously'' unstable and possesses a HairTriggerTemper. Mr. Mumbles is his literal MoralityPet and the only thing that can get him to stop a revenge scheme.
* WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants owns Gary, who is a snail, which appears to be the underwater equivalent of a cat in the show.
* This is how Ryan Adams is portrayed in ''WesternAnimation/HeyJoel''. He wrote an entire album for his dead cat, Wiskers, and even thinks the song "Mandy" was about a dog.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[SpoiledSweet Rarity]] adores her cat Opalescence, despite the fact that anytime she gets near her, she [[CatsAreMean tries to swat her.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** When Homer tells his crew to think of their loved ones in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E19SimpsonTide Simpson Tide]]", Moe thinks of his cat [[FormallyNamedPet Mr. Snookums]].
** While Lisa Simpson has her ocassional JerkassBall moments, she is often portrayed as one of the most caring characters of the series, and she is very fond of cats.
* ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' usually has a cat named Custard as her pet.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'', Lambie, already a cute stuffed lamb who wants to give everyone a cuddle, becomes this in the ''Pet Vet'' installment "Smitten With a Kitten" when she adopts Whispers, an adorable but skittish pink toy kitten.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'':
** Egon in the BabyMorphEpisode when he is de-aged is shown to distract from his job of setting up the trap for a ghost by hugging a stray kitten. In other episodes (almost all episodes with witches involved) cats seem to follow him or liking him for some reason ([[AllWitchesHaveCats might be the fact that he comes from a family of wizards]]). He (albeit with his generally emotionless way to be) is in general kind to all animals including a dragon.
** Slimer is shown to be similarly kind to cats, particularly an episode with a friendly witch’s cat ({{familiar}}) that he takes care of until the witch finds him.
* It should be noted that He-Man, the main hero in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'', really loves his pet tiger Cringer. Of course it helps that Cringer can turn into a [[PantheraAwesome pretty awesome Battlecat]].
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Benson catches his employees using the computer to watch funny videos instead of the business purposes it's meant for. He's about to write them up, but Mordecai and Rigby turn on a cat video. Benson ends up forgetting all about the write-up and ends up gleefully watching cat videos.
* Lydia in ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' loves her pet cat Percy to the point she risks her life to rescue it if endangered. Beetlejuice as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold fakes caring for the cat only because he cares for Lydia, but some episodes hinted that he secretly likes Percy.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* One of the US Rangers involved in the Battle of Mogadishu (of ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' fame) was a noted cat fan. In fact, when the US task force moved into their barracks (an abandoned hangar), there was a group of kittens with no mother. The Ranger took care of them, and others got pissed at their mewing. He simply said, "If you want to kill them, [[GoThroughMe you have to get through me]]."
* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, who was well known among his staff for his fondness for [[PunnyName Nelson]], a cat he adopted when he worked at the Admiralty, who stayed with him in his bunker during some of the darkest days of the Blitz.
* UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}:
** Muhammad was a noted cat lover. There is an account of Muhammad cutting a sleeve off his robe rather than disturb the cat sleeping on it. This still persists in Islam today; there are hundreds of stray cats around the Alhambra and other ancient mosques in Spain that let you pet them and give them treats. Cats are even allowed into the Masjid al-Haram, and are considered ritually clean by Islam, in ways that dogs, for example, are not.
** One of the Shahabat (Companions, people who first practiced Islam and lived in proximity with Muhammad) was named Abu Huraihah ([[MeaningfulName Father of Kittens]]) because he kept many cats in his household. He was also a notable source for the Hadith: According to one story, he once stepped out of his home, and all his cats gathered around him.
** There's even a brand of halal cat food sold in the UK named after Muezza, who was said to be Muhammed's favorite cat.[[note]]Although there's nothing in Islam that obligates a follower to prevent animals from eating haram food, the manufacturers argue that even if it won't be eaten by a Muslim, handling haram food (say, to feed it to a pet cat) is forbidden.[[/note]]
* The artist Louis Wain is mostly known for his huge assortment of cat paintings. He also wrote books (mostly about cats), and championed animal rights. He was a swell guy, despite being violently psychotic at times.
* Yaoi manga creator Miyamoto Kanno often portrays herself surrounded by cats (and hides behind them when otherwise she would have to draw her face) in the afterwords of her stories. They also sometimes appear as her characters' companions.
* Creator/HPLovecraft gave cats magical powers in his stories and wrote one, "Literature/TheCatsOfUlthar", about an entire city of cats taking terrible vengeance on an elderly pair of creeps who kill a kitten. He deeply loved his [[ValuesDissonance unfortunately named]] black cat "Nigger-man", who disappeared at the age of eight. Lovecraft never owned another cat, but fed and named every alley cat in the streets of Providence. Shortly before his death, he wrote in a letter to a friend that he had been walking through a little wooded area near his home and found himself [[{{Psychopomp}} escorted by two kittens]].
* Creator/{{Saki}} gave the eponymous "Tobermory" a tongue to rival his usual {{Gentleman Snarker}}s, and "The Achievement of the Cat" is basically a short essay on cats' [[CatsAreSuperior inherent awesomeness.]]
* [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]], who even wrote two good-bye songs dedicated to his cats shortly before his death.
* Queen member Brian May wrote "All Dead, All Dead" after the death of one of his kitties.
* Koko the gorilla is a noted fan of cats, and has cared for several as pets. In fact, when informed that her first kitten "All-Ball" had been killed by a car, she mourned and cried.
--> Soft good cat cat.
* Robert Goulet loved cats; in fact when he guest starred on ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' they made a joke about this and paired him with CrazyCatLady Ireene.
* One of the oldest known Irish poems, [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells Pangur Ban]], was written by a monk about his cat.
* Saint Raymond Nonnatus, according to his legend.
* The late Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan, a GentleGiant actor, could go on forever about his cats (and chinchilla). He even carried photos of them in his wallet and was happy to bring them out in conversations whenever the subject of cats came up.
* Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, cut his cape off, because he didn't want to wake a cat that slept on it. This story is also told about [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)]].
* Creator/StanleyKubrick reportedly edited all of his movies in his own house because he felt bad for leaving his cats while he shot the movies. Hell, [[MoralityPet his cats and his family]] were some of the only ones who saw his [[PetTheDog kindhearted side]] as opposed to his abrasive PrimaDonnaDirector side.
* Creator/WarrenEllis, more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, is definitely this, if [[http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=10633 this]] is anything to go by.
* Creator/GrantMorrison. He devoted part of his [[NoFourthWall fourth wall demolishing]] [[SelfInsertFic appearance]] in the finale of his ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'' run to talk about how bad he felt when his cat died, how unfair it was, and how it impacted his writing of the series. This even seems to be the reason (InUniverse anyway) that he decided to [[spoiler:resurrect Animal Man's slain family, in an attempt to be kind rather than dramatic]].
* Creator/ErnestHemingway was given a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydactyl_cat polydactyl cat]] as a gift. His will left his house and estate to that cat and its descendants in perpetuity. [[http://www.hemingwayhome.com/HTML/our_cats.htm There are now sixty of them living in his house.]]
* Creator/AdamHowden shares this trait with his ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' character, Anders. In fact, during [[http://www.mcmbuzz.com/2011/10/10/mcm-buzz-podcast-21/ a podcast]] one of his cats came into the room meowing loudly, clearly wanting to join in the conversation.
* [[http://www.muchlove.org/its-okay-to-be-a-cat-guy-watch-some-realy-cat-guys/ It's okay to be a cat guy.]]
* And we all know that [[http://cheezburger.com/4623041024 every good soldier needs a butt kitty.]] Actually, many soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have saved cats as well as dogs, and even brought them home with them through the good offices of [[http://www.spcai.org/index.php/programs/operation-baghdad-pups.html Operation Baghdad Pups]]. Historically many soldiers have been known to keep cats with them when they can, and there are accounts of several soldiers jumping into Normandy with kittens zipped into their jumpsuits and various tank crews who kept cats with them and let them sleep in the turret.
** The [[http://www.natcat.org/ National Cat Protection Society]] was founded by a man who fought in WWII. Trapped in a foxhole in the middle of winter, he was almost resigned to freezing to death when a cat appeared out of nowhere and snuggled up to him. He wrote many books about cats and devoted his life to them.
** Ship's cats (who catch and kill rats) are a long time tradition dating to the age of sail in almost every navy. Naturally the Ship's cat (or cats) are beloved mascots.
* Creator/NoriakiSugiyama, [[http://www.nekojika.com/ if his blog is to be believed.]]
* Tricia Helfer is a cat lover, having ten "rescue" cats. She insisted that {{Creator/Bungie}} agree to donate to cat-sheltering organizations as part of her contract before she would play Dare in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''. [[http://www.scificool.com/bsgs-tricia-helfer-and-jamie-bamber-peta-ads/ See for yourself]].
* The RealLife prevalence of this trope is presumably why the Depression-era hobo symbol for "kind lady lives here" was a drawing of a cat.
* Bethany Cosentino of Music/BestCoast would rather talk about her cats instead of her music. So much that she put her cat Snacks on the cover of her album ''Crazy For You''.
* James Franco and his brother Dave each own two cats and apparently bring them up in conversation enough that in an interview, Dave mentioned that every time a friend greets him, the first question they ask is about his cats and he made a Funny or Die video about them.
* Hizaki, currently in Music/{{Versailles}}, often Website/{{tw|itter}}eets about his Persian cat, Sonia. One such tweet has him feeling bad because he has to leave Sonia behind whenever Music/{{Versailles}} tour.
* Creator/MarlonBrando had a kittycat who [[http://www.barnorama.com/wp-content/images/2011/03/b%20863/01.jpg helped with his correspondence]]. He also famously adopted a stray cat that was hanging around the set of ''Film/TheGodfather'', and [[ThrowItIn included it in a couple of his scenes]].
* Music/JohnLennon was a lifelong cat person. As with Kubrick mentioned above, Lennon could be abusive and violent but was also often willing to PetTheDog -- er, cat.
* Creator/RobertDowneyJr is a noted fan of cats, and has said in interviews that he's constantly taking photos of his kitties Monty and Dart, and at one point while filming a movie stopped in the middle [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny so he could look at a nearby cat.]] He also once refused to stay somewhere that wouldn't allow him to take his cats with him.
* Manga author and illustrator [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Masato_Natsumoto Masato Natsumoto]], better known for his work for SNK (and specially ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters: Kyo'' manga and games) and his manga adaptation of ''Record Of Lodoss Wars''. He really loves his two cats, Mya and Nanao.
* Comedian Marc Maron frequently discusses his three formerly feral cats in his routines and on his [[http://www.wtfpod.com podcast]]. He also has an entire routine, appropriately titled Cat Guy, on the subject. This also appears in his LifeEmbellished TV show ''{{Series/Maron}}''.
* Vanna White of ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' fame often mentions her cat, Stella. She used to have a second cat named Kiki, but had to give it away because it fought with Stella.
** On the subject of game shows, the late John Harlan, who announced for shows such as ''Series/NameThatTune'', ''Series/AllStarBlitz'' and ''Series/Wipeout1988'', appeared on-camera in an ad for ''Cat Fancy'' magazine [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czXSAE5jNc0 from 1984]].
* Donna Lynch and Steven Archer of Music/EgoLikeness really love their hairless cats, Sophie and Jack Burton.
* Creator/BobcatGoldthwait frequently posts photos of his three(?) cats on [[http://instagram.com/bobcatgoldthwait his Instagram.]]
* Robert 'Bob' Engstrand, the keyboard player for Finnish metal band Turisas, is a huge, beardy Swedish guy who dresses up like a viking for a living, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqBpOFSiVu8 absolutely adores]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74IjkVFCXSU his]] [[http://media.tumblr.com/8c7ea81f9f042eda88d61e4a7219b9c3/tumblr_inline_mtfmnx5Ll61qmkalr.jpg cats]].
* Margaret Hamilton, known to millions as the Wicked Witch of the West in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', was devoted to her cats and a long-time champion of animal welfare and rights. She appeared in television public service announcements throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, surrounded by her kitty friends and reminding you to have your pets spayed or neutered.
* LetsPlay/{{Strippin}} and WebVideo/PressHeartToContinue are both huge cat fans. Dodger has said that it seems to be a reciprocal thing, as she reckons that if her cats had to choose between him and her, they'd save ''him''. For context, Dodger has owned the cats for much longer.
* LetsPlay/InTheLittleWood and Creator/KaeyiDream are both huge cat lovers, and own a pair of Egyptian Mau cats. They basically treat them like twin daughters.
* LetsPlay/SimonLane, despite being very profane and having an immature outlook on many things (as well as a love for corgis), loves cats and frequently posts short videos on Website/{{Vine}} of him playing with his own.
* David Tibet of Music/Current93 is another noted lover of cats, and they show up frequently in the band's artwork and lyrics.
* Creator/AnnaAkana has five cats which she seems to spoil rotten, and often features in her videos.
-->If dogs are a man's best friend, cats are a woman's bestie.
* David Ramsey of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' has stated a few times that he has a fondness for cats.
** In addition, Katrina Law owns 2 cats.
* Pope Benedict XVI, albeit his similarity to Emperor Palpatine, everyone who knows him in person says is a very nice guy and is also a famous cat lover. He owns several cats and although he wasn't allowed to have any when he was living in Vatican City legend says he still broke protocol to pet stray cats in Italy's streets if he encounter one. A video of an audience he gave to a group of circus performers shows him happily stroking a pair of lion cubs.
* [[http://www.lionwhisperer.co.za/index.php Kevin Richardson, A.K.A. the Lion Whisperer]] is this taken to the extreme. His sanctuary is home to several rescued [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR_eHQkrUUY lions]] (plus [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyHdciGSykc hyenas]] and a pair of black panthers), whom he interacts with on a daily basis and even takes them out for walks on the nearby reserve.
* Florence Nightingale is known for two things; her innovations and reforms to nursing, and her adoration for cats. Her Crimean War hospitals were overrun with rats so the soldiers brought her kittens. Over her lifetime she had over sixty cats. They were her comfort and solace through the PTSD she suffered after the war, and she provided carefully for them in her will. Her letters, architectural drawings and manuscripts are covered with their paw prints.
* Creator/SalvadorDali absolutely loved his kitty-cat. Of course, being a very unusual man, he had a very unusual cat: An ocelot.
* [[Creator/GilbertAndSullivan Sir William S. Gilbert]], despite [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold his sometimes abrasive demeanor]] kept [[FriendToAllLivingThings all sorts of pets at his estate, including deer, squirrels, and even a lemur]]. At his house parties, he would sometimes take young girls bored with all the grown-up stuff aside and show them to a room where his numerous cats would take refuge.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTZUTvv_1Onm-f-533Hyurw Robin Seplut]] is a Russian man who's become quite popular in YouTube due to his devotion to the stray cats that live in Zheleznogorsk (Kursk Oblast).
* According to legend, among the many animals that Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Martin de Porres loved were cats. Both are patron saints of animals in general, but in case you wonder the official saint for cats in specific is Saint Gertrude of Nivelles... yes, cats have their own patron saint.