I distinctly remember being a young child and getting really sick one time. I remember sleeping on the couch and waking up to one of our cats sleeping on top of me and the other next to me. This was something they had never done before. It was so soothing to wake up to being surrounded by warm cats. They did this pretty much the whole time I was sick.
Of course, he once shredded my arm and bit the heck out of my hand when I tried to interrupt a fight between him and another cat. I really should have known better! But once he calmed down, he was back at my side, purring as if in apology. Cats!! jumped down and then jumped up on the bed next to me, where he head-bumped me and purred until I stopped crying.