Funny Video: Need a Hug? Just Call This Cat

updated 05/14/2014 AT 1:00 PM ET

originally published 05/14/2014 AT 1:30 PM ET

We’re just gonna put it out there: cats don’t always have a reputation for being the warmest of creatures.

But this video might prove that theory wrong.

In a cute clip from YouTube, a cat named Franzie shows off his trick of giving a human-like hug. It’s easy (and adorable): the cat’s owner asks for a hug, and the kitty happily obliges.

On closer inspection, though, we have to say that this little trick also looks like a very clever way for a cat to get a lift when he’s feeling lazy. Maybe Franzie is even smarter than we thought