Boy has special relationship with neighbor's cat in suburbia

Boy has special relationship with neighbor's cat in suburbia
Boy has special relationship with neighbor's cat in suburbia. Screenshot.

This is a particularly delightful little video. It comes from Springfield, Oregon, USA. The encounter was videoed on December 7, 2021. His mom said:

"My son and I visit this cat in our neighborhood walks. She’s not a stray, just friendly."

Comment: it is great to see. I always think that children of this age learn to love animals more when they have these sorts of experiences. Is it probably fair to say that this boy inherited a love of animals. Perhaps all children like animals. That inherited characteristic is sometimes knocked out of them by their parents and early life experiences if they subsequently learn to dislike or even hate cats. But the inherited starting point for children is not to hate cats. That's my viewpoint.

Although, it is also plausible that humans might inherit an innate fear or anxiety around large cats because millennia ago they genuinely did prey on humans or they were competition to humans. But domestic cats are not large and I would suggest that the default attitude from children to domestic cats is either neutral or positive.

Note: This is a video from another website and embedded here. Sometimes they are deleted at source which stops them working on this site. If that has happened, I apologise but I have no control over it.

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