New Zealand MP Andrew Falloon just shared a photo of his father, who recently underwent surgery and is currently still recovering, on Twitter.

In the photo, his father was asleep on the couch with a furry feline friend, in the most adorable position possible: holding hands!


Falloon's mother had left the house a few minutes prior and had evidently left the door ajar. This allowed the cat to slip inside and cozy up to the recovering man on the couch.

The only problem with this kitty wellness check? The Falloons don't have a cat.

Twitter users were quick to point out that they seem to have inherited one, whether they were looking to or not.

Cats definitely have a mind of their own.


Some couldn't get enough of the adorable pose.

Surgery recoveries would be much more pleasant for many people if this was the case:

"Rescue Human"

Apparently strays finding their way in to a warm human to sleep on is a surprisingly common thing.





Falloon told Mashable:

"I'm just happy Dad's on the mend, and if the photo made a few people smile that's nice too."

He said the biggest change that will come about from the popularity of the photo has less to do with cats and more to do with technology.

He said that his father isn't usually much of a cat person, and told Mashable:

"Now I need to explain to Dad what Twitter is

Whether you're a cat person or not, I think most people would agree that the situations and places they manage to get themselves into boggle the mind.