Frankly, we're amazed it took so long for someone to do this.

YouTube user Barry Hilton posted a video yesterday that's filled with memes of cats resembling One Direction members. Unfortunately, the accompanying soundtrack sounds like a cat in heat, so we've taken the trouble to post the audio-free memes for you here.

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Naturally, the video has already gone viral over the last 24 hours and is quickly picking up speed. But with memes like these, it's easy to see why.

What cute animals should look like 1D next? Otters? Koalas?

What do you think of the 1D/cat memes?

Photos courtesy of YouTube