(CNN) -- Cat lovers around the world are celebrating International Cat Day Thursday.

International Cat Day was created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare back in 2002.

It's a chance to honor our feline friends, maybe by giving your cat an extra treat or cuddle.

Or perhaps just watching a funny cat video or sharing a cat meme.

Cats can have a positive impact on your health too.

Owning a cat has been shown to relieve stress, anxiety and depression, and improve mental health.