This is one of the cutest ideas and stories I’ve seen in a long time… These photos from the Book Buddies program which is run by  the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Penn.  The program invites children in in the 1st through 8th grades to visit the shelter and read to cats who are waiting for adoption. The program is a win-win. It helps the kids practice and hone their reading skills and at the same time, it provides the cats with gentle interaction with children.  Children who may not have been exposed to cats may get a new appreciation for them and volunteerism.  Kudos to the Animal Rescue League!

girl reads to shelter cat

View all of the pictures of the kids reading to the cats!