The world is a quite a scary place at the moment, and Europe in particular has felt the impact of terrorism in recent weeks. 

Brussels was placed under a lockdown at the weekend as police hunted for several terror suspects, leading to the closure of the Metro, many shops and businesses and police urging people to stay indoors.

The hashtag #BrusselsLockdown was trending, but to prevent terrorists from following police activity by using it - and urged not to share details of the lockdown via social media - the people of Belgium responded in a pretty magnificent way: by flooding it with pictures of their cats.

You'll see some of the best ones below: