Children and animals at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Pennsylvania. The animal shelter encourages children to come in and spend quality time with their cats up for adoption. The program is called Book Buddies. Not only does it help the cats get much needed interaction, but it helps children learn. The kids can come in and read to the animals. The soothing reading calms the cats. Not only that, but the feline attention the kids get is also very welcome. Children in grades 1st through 8th can go into the shelter and read to the cats. “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. The idea is mutually beneficial. AND it’s downright adorable. That is a definite win.