People Are Sharing Pictures of Their Furry 'Colleagues' as They Work From Home | 22 Words

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe, more and more people have been forced to go to extreme measures to protect themselves - And this includes self-isolating and working remotely from home.

Working from home has many perks, and spending more time with your pets is definitely one of them.

So one Twitter user decided to spread the wholesome goodness by asking people to share photos of their furry colleagues and, boy, did they deliver.

Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see a selection of the best (and cutest) photos for yourself...

We are in the midst of a medical crisis.

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The deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, as medical experts are referring to it, has taken our planet hostage, and it is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.

The virus originated in Wuhan earlier this year...

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And quickly spread across the globe like wildfire.

But what exactly is COVID-19?

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According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is a new strain of coronaviruses that not been previously been identified in humans.

It mainly affects the respiratory system...

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And common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. But, in more severe cases, the virus can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

And, while most people are healthy enough to fight off the virus themselves...

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The elderly and those who suffer from existing health problems are suffering immensely.

So far, the virus has infected over 100,000 people worldwide...

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171,899, to be precise. And, tragically, it has killed a further 6,526.

Italy has become one of the worst-affected countries.

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Over the weekend, the country announced 3,590 new cases and 368 deaths in just 24 hours, subsequently resulting in their government to force the entire country into lockdown.

And here in the States, we aren't faring much better.

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There have now been 3,802 confirmed cases of the virus across the country and 69 deaths.

Though we haven't gone into complete lockdown just yet...

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We, and many other countries, have been going through precautionary measures to avoid the chance of spreading the virus.

And, while many have been descending into a very unnecessary panic and emptying all stores of their products...

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Many of us more rational people, have been simply self-isolating and avoiding large, crowded places as much as we can.

And this includes working from home.

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Some of us are lucky enough to have the option to work remotely.

Working from home brings its many perks...

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That extra hour in bed, eating all the snacks whenever you want... Oh, and the fact that you can spend extra time with your pets.

Yes, pets are easily the best part of staying in the house all day.

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And, for those of us who are lucky enough to own one, they are certainly making this self-isolation thing a whole lot more fun.

And one Twitter user decided to spread all the furry cuteness with the rest of the world.

Because what else can cheer us up in these dark times? Rae Paoletta started a Twitter thread asking people to share photos of the four-legged companions keeping them company during the coronavirus lockdown and, let's just say, the results did not disappoint. Keep scrolling to see some of the best responses...

Let's start with a good one.

This good boy just wanted to help his mom with her workload that day. My heart.

One actor had an extra special helper to assist with learning lines...

Maybe black cats are good luck, after all?

Another lucky black cat...

Maybe every office needs one of these little guys for an extra bit of luck?

But not all cats were so lucky.

Some were there to simply distract their owners from working with all their furry cuteness.

And some just wanted to play fetch.

Stop working and throw the ball, goddammit!

And this guy was feeling the same way.

If laptops and spreadsheets are so boring, you should definitely just close them and put them away...

Surely, the only job to do at home is to give attention to the pooches?

Well, that's what this little guy thinks, anyway.

And some take a more obvious tactic to distract their owners...

If we stand directly in front of the computer, he can't get any work done... Right?

Interns come in all shapes and sizes...

Even the four-legged kind.

Now, Ezra the service dog may be the best colleague I've ever seen.

Even though he snoozes on the job... I'll let him off.

And this colleague is all for extended breaks...

An extra half hour for a cheeky nap with Gandalf? Why not!

However, these office supervisors run a tight ship...

Nothing gets past these pooches.

And these kitties, who have been dubbed as the "task goblins", make sure everything is done in time...

Get these guys a promotion!

Conference call partners...

They do say that work is done better in teams.

Though some colleagues don't help out with the teamwork stuff so much...

Daisy, you're slacking again!

More lazy co-workers...

Someone really needs to pick up their feet (or paws?) in this workspace.

And we all have those messy co-workers...

Though this is the kind of mess I can get on board with.

And we all have one of these colleagues...

An office isn't an office without a little bit of drama, is it?

Once a work-from-home cat, always a work-from-home cat...

Okay, this one is just too cute.

This employee is working hard on his planner...

Or napping on it? I can't decide.

And some colleagues felt personally threatened by the laptop...

I would happily sacrifice my work's laptop for a cuddle with this pooch any day of the week.

Okay, this little guy wins Employee of the Week for me.

I want a hedgehog compatible lap desk.

And these kitties deserve bosses of the year.

Yay for mental health breaks and functioning cardboard boxes!

Micro-managing is important too...

And this kitty is doing it expertly.

Okay, cuddles with your human colleagues can get a little weird...

But cuddles with Luna are always okay.

Thank goodness for pets!

In dark times like these, we are eternally grateful for our furry friends for shining a little light in an otherwise dark and gloomy world.