I love to see the gentle friendship between a cat and another species of animal. I also like to see friendship and hugs between cats. Domestic cats form real friendships. So do feral cats. It is a product of living in groups. The only other cat that really lives in a group is the lion.
Here is a selection of cat pictures in a gallery of cat hugs and friendship.
If you click on these small square pictures you will be taken to slightly larger full format versions and a short commentary.
Note: These pictures are almost certainly in the public domain. I don’t have credits for this photos. I wish I had because I always provided credits and links. If you are the photographer please tell me and I will act promptly.