Cats have different ways of expressing how they are feeling. They can’t talk to you and let you know what’s going wrong, and they don’t have facial expressions for us to analyze. Sure, they feel emotions such as happiness, playfulness, jealousy, or frustration, but it can be hard at first for us to really guess what a cat is actually feeling. Sometimes a nice belly rub will fix everything, and sometimes a nice belly rub will make everything SO MUCH WORSE!
It turns out that Maggie Liu has a cat that can express an emotion that we recognize…well, we think so, anyway! Little Luhu has spread across the internet as “The Saddest Cat In The World,” and after you take a look at these pictures, you will definitely agree!
With nearly 100,000 fans on Instagram, Luhu’s popularity just won’t stop rising! He’s looking at the camera as if to say, “hello? Is it me you’re looking for?” Yes, Luhu. Yes, we are.
Even when he is relaxing, he looks as if the weight of the entire world is on his shoulders! Someone give this kitty a neck rub!
Oh, poor kitty! I wonder if he is looking at snacks…that’s probably how I look at snacks. Let’s be honest.
He’s ready to play! …Well, or ready to cry? I can’t decide!
Compared to his two brothers, he looks nearly identical with similar markings and face shape…the only difference are his sad, sad eyes! Do you think they become jealous of his fame? Probably not. They are cats.
It’s time to play, but why does he look SO sad?! Just give him the ball! He only wants to play!
It’s a nice day outside…so why do you look so miserable, Luhu?! I just want to give him a huge hug!
Here he is making mischief on the bed just like other cats! Trying to steal mama’s blanket, are you? Silly kitty.
So, why does Luhu have the saddest eyes in the world? According to Maggie, when he was only 2 weeks old, he contracted an eye infection. It turned out that he would need surgery, and after the procedure when his eyes healed, he had this permanent look of sadness! He opens his eyes extra wide in order to focus on things, giving him the expression of confusion. He isn’t in pain, and Maggie says that he acts just like a normal cat – only his eyes are always wide open!
I don’t know if I could handle my cat having this constant look of rejection, sadness, or just general moodiness 24/7! I know it isn’t his real emotion, but as a human, I can’t stop seeing his expression and wanting to fix it! Come here, Luhu, let’s have a hug! Can you imagine if your animals had only one “expression” all of the time? I don’t know if I could handle it! It’s too sad!
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