Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Photo: Norman Reedus Takes the Stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2013

Do you like Norman Reedus? Do you also like cats? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then consider today your lucky day! Norman’s co-star from The Walking Dead, Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee) may have gone shirtless for his photoshoot for People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue, but Daryl Dixon’s portrayer opted to pose with his favorite feline instead!

Though Norman is fully clothed (boo!) we love seeing him ham it up with his cat, Eye in the Dark. Here at Wetpaint Entertainment we swoon over Norman on a daily basis, but it turns out that the 44-year-old actor was surprised to be getting this “sexy” honor.

“The first thing that went through my mind when I was told about this People shoot was ‘Sexy? Man I’m not sexy, how am I going to pull that off?’ and then they told me ‘Oh you’re going to do it with your cat,’ so I thought ‘Good, everyone will just be looking at the cat.’”

The cat’s sweet and all, Norman, but people will definitely be eyeing you too!

As for the black kitty’s unique name, Norman says that’s all thanks to his son, Mingus. “At that time I had all black floors, and my son couldn’t see it [the cat] except for its eyes, so I said ‘What are you going to name it?’ and he goes, ‘Eye in the dark.’”

Cat or no cat, we could stare at Norman all day, though we shouldn’t be too surprised that his photoshoot featured the beloved pet. The TWD star loves animals, and frequently snaps photos with Eye in the Dark and a variety of other creatures.

Are you surprised that Norman did his Sexiest Man Alive photoshoot with his cat, or does fit perfectly with his personality? Vote below!

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