Santos the cat dad is a wonderful boy. Over the past month, millions of viewers around the world have fallen in love with this sensitive black tomcat who seems to instinctually know just what his baby mama needs from him, both during labor and in those tough first weeks of parenthood.

As his partner Poppy went into labor, Santos the daddy was right by her side. In the now-viral video that has tallied over 4 million views, we can see Santos gently entered Poppy’s birthing box and gave her just the right kind and amount of love as she labored.

At one point, he seems to give Poppy a gentle back rub between kittens. Then, in the next shot, he’s lovingly hugging his cat partner.


@santospoppy Best dad award goes to Santos ❤️🐈‍⬛ PS My boy has been neutered (thanks for the correction) not too long ago, she will also be fixed whenever shes ready #catsoftiktok #fyp #babydaddy #dadcat ♬ ceilings – Sped Up Version – Lizzy McAlpine

In the second video, “Baby Daddy Goals 2,” we see Santos taking over childcare and giving them all baths while mom takes a break. I’m guessing she’s getting her nails done and eating a vole for self-care.


@santospoppy 🐈‍⬛ still the best dad (Dont worry, he is fixed now and its all under supervision) #catsoftiktok #babydaddy #kittensoftiktok #lovestory ♬ ceilings – Sped Up Version – Lizzy McAlpine

And while animal experts say that male cats should always be kept away from kittens because their prey instincts could take over, we all know Santos would never do that (plus, his owner says he’s always supervised).

Finally, in the third video, we see Santos playing with one of his rambunctious toddler kittens, and it is just so heartwarming. His full attention is on his son — he doesn’t even have his phone out. Afterwards, they take a little nap. What a role model for dads — and cats — everywhere.


@santospoppy 🐈‍⬛🐈❤️ true love #lovestory #love #cats #catsoftiktok #fyp ♬ оригинальный звук – Bah Rouz

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