Is this a great idea, or the GREATEST idea you've seen? It's called "Book Buddies," and it's the genius brainchild of an animal shelter in Pennsylvania.
Admittedly, I'm a dog person. I like playing, swimming, running, and having tennis balls that I've thrown brought back to me. But I have to admit, I'm also a softie & love petting cats (even after they randomly decide they're DONE being petted & attack you for no reason).
From Love Meow, here's the best story you've read all day!
At Animal Rescue League of Berks County, children can read to shelter cats to soothe them. The cats adore them and are always delighted to have these little humans there to keep them company. Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level are welcome into the shelter to read to the cats at their adoption room.
“The program will help children improve their reading skills while also helping the shelter animals. Cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing,” the shelter wrote. [LoveMeow]
image courtesy of Animal Rescue League Of Berks County.