Dear Daniel (ディアダニエル, Dia Danieru), also known by his full name Daniel Starr (ダニエル・スター, Danieru Sutā), is a boy cat character from the Japanese company Sanrio. He is Hello Kitty's childhood friend and also her boyfriend. His birthday is on May 3rd, which makes his zodiac sign Taurus. He's the same age as her and they've known each other since they were babies. He gave a pet hamster named Sugar to her. He finds wonder in even the smallest things and pays special attention to how he looks – very trendy, sensitive and naïve!
Daniel went to Africa with his family because his father is a photographer. After living in several locations around the world, he ended up in New York, and from there he returned to England, where he was reunited with Hello Kitty. Thanks to his stint in New York and his natural sense of rhythm, and he's a pretty sweet ballet dancer. In the future he wants to become a photographer or a celebrity.