Meet Ozzy. Ozzy happens to be a cat. Ozzy also happens to love peaches.
Don't worry, Ozzy doesn't love eating peaches. He just loves cuddling with them!
He belongs to the parents of 27-year-old Lydia Coutre of Cleveland, Ohio, who originally tweeted about Ozzy's peachy obsession earlier this week.
Needless to say, the Internet loves its cats (and we do, too!) so it wasn't long before this plump, peach-snuggling feline stole the hearts of Twitter and the Internet at large.
My parents’ cat inexplicably LOVES peaches, and it’s the most delightful thing. They send regular picture updates to the family group chat of this cat just chilling with the peaches. It’s the most important notification I get to my phone. pic.twitter.com/mPEQaRF8Mv— Lydia Coutré (@LydiaCoutre) August 1, 2018
It's unclear exactly where Ozzy's unusual obsession began or why he's declared himself the household's Peach Protector, but according to Lydia, the leading theory at the moment is that he likes "the fuzziness"; the first time the Coutre fam brought peaches around the tabby, he just started rubbing on them. And the rest, as they say is hiss-tory.
Maybe he thinks they're fuzzy cat eggs he needs to protect?
Or as one commenter suggested, Tiny Tree Kittens?
Whatever the reason, it's just plain adorable.
We all know that cats can be a bit, well, weird. They do strange things like inexplicably cuddle with fruit. So it wasn't long before fellow cat owners came out of the woodwork and shared their cat's unique and sometimes unusual cuddle preferences.
My Jack loves peaches and nectarines, too! pic.twitter.com/JBd0jfb5dm— Nick Alpers (@NickAlpers) August 4, 2018
Mine is the same with shoes! pic.twitter.com/jcMIeJehfh— megan gilmour (@meegaaannn) August 4, 2018
My mum sent me this one of my cat overseeing these apples but she probably just likes being in the way and preventing anyone paying more attention to the laptop than her pic.twitter.com/EnsBGBRdV4— Amber Reyland (@AmberReyland) August 5, 2018
In a time when news headlines are inundated with some heavy stuff, stories like Ozzy the Peach Guardian are so wholesome and pure it's like a breath of fresh air. In fact, Ozzy's peachy passion has captured the hearts - and creativity - of more than a few artists.
Whatever the reason for Ozzy's peach-crazed cuddlefests, we're happy to have a dose of feline feel-good news. Thanks for reading!