A cat owner has shared an adorable video of her feline desperately trying to stay awake to greet her after returning late from work.

Reddit user Lauren’s clip has already attracted a whopping 28,000 upvotes after being shared earlier today (October 29).

The video shows her ginger moggie perching on a table as she gets ready for bed.

But it’s clear the time – 2am – is a real struggle for the cat. His eyes barely stay open as he tries to fight away the tiredness.

Lauren explained in the caption: “I get home from work around 2am. Tonight he tried really hard to stay awake and keep me company while I got ready for bed.”

The cat struggling to stay awake
The cat struggling to stay awake

“Aww, that too cute,” one commented. “Some other cats wouldn’t even bother.”

Another wrote: “This just warms my heart.”

A third said: “My cat would take me doing anything at 2am as a sign to run around noisily for the next 2 hours. Your cat is clearly an ideal housemate.”

While a fourth added: “My cat just stares at me as I get ready for bed. Sometimes she'll stare at my from across the room and sometimes she'll be 1 foot away on the bed while I get ready.”

It comes after another video showing kittens discovering underfloor heating for the first time melted the hearts of viewers.

Meanwhile, one furious cat was filmed attacking a dog walker and nearly ripping his trousers off.