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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Kids Read To Sheltered Cats

Originally published in BuzzFeed

Kids Read To Sheltered Cats And Everyone’s Heart Collectively Melts

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, P.A., has a program called “Book Buddies” where children volunteer to read to sheltered cats. And it just might be too cute for the internet to handle. Via Reddit.

“Awwed.”

Earlier today, this photo was uploaded to Reddit by user Dagorlad and everyone on the site collectively "Awwed."
In just seven hours, the photo garnered over 4,000 upvotes and hit the No. 1 spot on Reddit’s front page.

Not surprisingly, the increased traffic from Reddit crashed the Berks ARL website:

Not surprisingly, the increased traffic from Reddit crashed the Berks ARL website:
Reddit calls this “The Hug Of Death.”

The point of the “Book Buddies” program is to encourage children to read while simultaneously comforting the cats, according to the website.

The point of the "Book Buddies" program is to encourage children to read while simultaneously comforting the cats, according to the website.

So it’s really just a win-win.

So it's really just a win-win.

Although, some cats would rather play.

Although, some cats would rather play.

Or do that typical cat thing, where they walk all over your book while you try to read.

Or do that typical cat thing, where they walk all over your book while you try to read.

(Do you, cats.)

(Do you, cats.)

According to the comment section of Reddit, donations have been pouring in.

According to the comment section of Reddit, donations have been pouring in.

But it’s never too late to lend a hand! (Or paw).

But it's never too late to lend a hand! (Or paw).

You can visit the Berks ARL website for more information.

You can visit the Berks ARL website for more information.

Or you can continue looking at these incredibly cute photos of kids reading to cats until your little heart bursts.

Or you can continue looking at these incredibly cute photos of kids reading to cats until your little heart bursts.

Here’s that first picture again, because it’s just too perfect:

Here's that first picture again, because it's just too perfect:
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