Dear Daniel (ダニエル・スター, Danieru sutā) is a sensitive and naïve boy cat character from the Japanese company Sanrio. Dear Daniel is Hello Kitty's childhood friend and also her boyfriend. His birthday is May 3rd, which makes his zodiac sign Taurus. He's the same age as Kitty. Daniel and Kitty have known each other since they were babies. He gave a pet hamster named Sugar to Kitty. He finds wonder in even the smallest things and pays special attention to how he looks – very trendy!
He went to Africa with his family because his father is a photographer. After living in several locations around the world, Dear Daniel 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. After earning a degree in medicine, Daniel founded the infamous Thanatica— a laboratory, where he and a closed circle of his associates researched death itself and possible ways to cure it.