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20+ Pets That Make Men’s Hearts Melt Like Ice on a Hot Day

If a man says “no” to a pet in the house, this is not negotiable. At least, this is what the guys from today’s compilation thought until they saw a few fluffy paws. And right after that, these strict fathers and husbands that couldn’t even imagine having cats or dogs start sleeping in the same bed with them and indulging their every whim.

Bright Side is now convinced that pets have this magic ability to win anyone’s heart, even the strictest among us, and these photos prove it.

“We’ll never have a dog!”

“For 40 years, I was sure that I wasn’t a cat person.”

“A stray that wouldn’t leave turned into a daddy’s cat.”

“We all had to beg him for a dog. 15 years later, he baby talks to Ruby and gives her more love than he does to anyone else.”

Dad: “You will NOT bring a dog in here.” Also Dad: “Quick! Take our picture!!”

He said he was “protecting him from the dog.”

“I don’t want this dog! I want a dog I can go hiking with like a German shepherd or a lab!” ...11 years later

“For 21 YEARS my dad has told my family and I ‘no dog.’ This is him one hour after getting the dog today.”

“She can sleep in the garage, but there’s no way she’s allowed inside the house.”

“We do not need another husky.” — My fiancé (who I might add is wearing a black shirt that’s covered in her dog hair)

My dad: “We do not need a cat. I do not want a cat. I will not take care of a cat.” Also my dad: Builds a handmade cat bed with wheels on it

My dad a year ago: “Get this rat-sized dog away from me, I don’t want anything to do with it.” Fast forward to today...

“My dad’s been afraid of dogs since he was little. My new puppy has finally won him over.”

“My grumpy dad with the pet he did not want”

“We aren’t keeping all these puppies.”

My dad, after one week when he said, “no cats in this house”

My grumpy old man who, at first, said he “wanted nothing to do with that mutt” is wishing said mutt a happy 3rd birthday.

“My husband, who does not want a dog, giving the dog his shirt because she is cold”

Classic tale of dad meets dog

Dad went from, “You’re taking him with you when you leave,” to “Are you really gonna take him with you??”

“My dad just got a kitten.”

“My dad didn’t want me to get a dog. Now he takes my dog fishing almost every day.”

“My boyfriend who thought all cats were evil is now doing indoor rock climbing to reach her. Why? ’Cause he wanted to kiss her forehead.”

Do you have stories of when one of your family members didn’t want to get a pet and now they love them more than anything?

Preview photo credit Buns-R-Us / Reddit