Hats off to the Animal Rescue League in Birdsboro, Berks County, Penn., for their Book Buddies program. The program brings kids to the shelter to read to cats waiting for adoption. The kids, ages 6-13, get to practice their reading with non-judgmental listeners and the cats are soothed by the affection and attention. What a wonderful idea! Everybody wins. Shelters across the country should consider doing this for both cats and dogs.
For a history and description of the program and more pictures, visit the ARL website.
This picture from ARL was posted to Reddit by user dagorlad and has since gone viral.