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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: A stray kitten is posed for a photograph at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on August 18, 2009 in London, England. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is seeing a sharp rise in the number of cats requiring a home with 143 of the 145 shelter's pens full. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Here’s a collection of videos in which someone has received a kitten as a surprise gift for a birthday, for Christmas, or just because. Oh, yes, please keep a Kleenex nearby.

Just remember that if you are giving a cat (or dog) as a pet, especially to a child, they are a great responsibility.

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)