A recent survey found that a whopping 68% of US households — about 85-million families — own a pet, which might explain why your Instagram feed is packed with so many precious pups and kittens.
1. They help you feel less lonely.
2. They melt your stress away with their fuzziness.
3. They keep your heart pumping strong.
4. They add meaning and purpose to your life.
5. They get you movin’ outdoors.
6. They help you make more friends.
7. And their comforting lil’ faces literally ease your pain.