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WATCH: Jeff the Shelter Cat Can’t Stop Giving Hugs

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Jeff is a people person.

When the ginger cat sees a human, he has to hug them.

Jeff’s special talent was discovered when he was moved to the ASPCA from a different New York City shelter. Soon after arriving, the 4-year-old tabby started reaching for anyone who opened his cage.

Turns out these moves weren’t part of an escape attempt, just an affectionate cat trying to show a little love to the people who care for him.

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Now the ASPCA volunteers make a point of stopping by Jeff’s cage so the kitty can reach out, wrap both paws around their heads and give them a squeeze.

While the staff adores Jeff’s hugs, they hope he can soon find a forever family to share them with — ideally in June, which is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. To learn more about Jeff and other adoptable felines, visit the ASPCA.