On day like this, with somber hearings on Capitol Hill that will lift no one's spirits, Penwiper earns his kibbles as the Chief Snuggler of the Kitten Farm West.
While Billy and even Whitey like human attention at times, and Oscar will make daily appearances demanding worship, PW is the chief snuggler because he's available 24x7.
Penwiper walks up to humans and starts purring, without being touched or kitty treats being involved.
He's the only one who thinks being picked up is always a Good Thing, and why yes, a cuddle is then in order.
Unlike most cats, Penwiper comes when called (well, sometimes), especially in response to when he meows from boredom/loneliness. ("A human to drive my blues away? Cool!"). The others? Rattle a cat treat bottle.
And of course, Penwiper lightly follows insomniacs down the hall at 3 AM and curls up with them wherever they land. This doesn't help one's sleep, but it makes the darkness gentler.
(Just while writing this, and we have done the Meow, Call, & Cuddle sequence twice. Now he's settled in the office tower, ready in case the valet feels the need for a calming stroke of his floofiness.)