Everyone loves it when animals do this. Cats do it, mice do it, chipmunks do it.
But why? They’re cleaning their faces, right? I’ve seen cats lick each other’s faces and heads to stay clean. That’s pretty fuckin’ cute, too.
My roommate’s cat loves to get her face destroyed by petting. DESTROYED. Then she does this slow blink like ‘Wait… what?’ So awesome.
I guess my point is that when animals use their paws in a way that even remotely resembles the way humans use their hands, it’s automatically adorable.