There’s a quote that says we become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. Needless to say, these pet owners took this quote to a very literal level. Just one look at these pictures and you can just feel this passionate love they have for their pets. Research shows that, generally speaking, those who own pets are more compassionate and empathetic than those who don’t, and this extraordinary love and compassion is just what’s behind these 20 funny photos. So if you’re on an apathetic funk, just let these pictures remind you of the capacity of humans and pets to love and to make other people laugh.