The Morning GIF: Kitten chaser

Lil Bub is helping you transition out of election coverage.


Lorraine Murphy


Published Nov 7, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 7:55 am CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

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It’s okay, you can come out now; the election’s over. Time to step away from the Tumblr and get back to whatever remains of your career and leisure time. This is the first GIF of the rest of your life.

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A kitteh.

Sometimes, particularly after a spell of heavy going, you’ve just gotta bust out the meaningless furball and give your brain the feline equivalent of a unicorn chaser. A refreshing little amuse-brain—nothing heavy, nothing you’ll regret the next day.

Say hello to Lil Bub. The Internet’s new favorite cat is a little overloaded on election info himself, as you can see from his blog (really? People were writing in “Lil Bub”?). This little snub-nosed tabby’s Inception moment is just what the doctor ordered for the morning after the election. Let it do for you what it’s done for 27,415 people on Tumblr already as it smooths out some of that inconveniently bumpy frontal cortex.

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*First Published: Nov 7, 2012, 9:53 am CST