A Hands-On Experiment Demonstrating That Playing With Kittens Really Can Reduce Stress

The online channel Soul Pancake and Tidy Cats Litter put together a hands-on experiment to show that playing with kittens can reduce stress. Participants walked into a clear lucite box, sat on the grass, donned bright yellow earphones, and stared at a wooden wall with doors that suddenly opened to reveal tiny adorable kittens who just wanted to play. After spending time with the kittens, each formerly stressed participant emerged from the box with a great big smile.