A recent study from Japan found that looking at cute things on the internet is popular because it brings about warm fuzzy feelings.

The research, which was published in the science journal PLoS One last month, also found that looking at adorable photos of kittens could actually help you concentrate at work.

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While the scientists were unable to figure out a direct link between cute animals and clearer thinking, this does give us a reason to look at adorable kitten gifs all day long, right?

Here are a few cat-centric photos and videos to help you through your workday. Just tell your boss, these cute little kitties are helping you concentrate for the task at hand. 


Aww, this cat pulls her little baby in after it has a nightmare. And now you’re ready to pull a few extra hours answering all those emails.


(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Look at how fluffy this guy is, don’t you just want to squeeze him and then start working on all those Excel documents that are piling up?


(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


This adorable little kitty eats with chopsticks. Chopsticks! 

Now get to work.

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Shannon Carlin, CBS Local