There is no denying cats have had an amazing run on the Internet these last few years.

Cat videos have made us laugh, cry, cringe, coo, and, of course, waste countless work hours that could have been spent being productive.

The fact is, if it weren't for cats, we'd probably all be drinking moon juice on our way to a Mars colony in our vanity-plated Sun-Eater.

That's an admittedly depressing notion, but, happily, there are plenty of cat videos on YouTube to help us bounce right back.

Case in point: YouTuber Compilariz's four-minute "Meow Compilation," which catalogs some of the more memorable cat moments that have kept us entertained at the expense of progress since the very first days of YouTube.

[H/T: The Daily Dot]