Turns out shelter cats love it when kids read to them [7 pictures]

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County has a novel program. They let any kid in grades 1 through 8 come and read to cats at the shelter. According to ARL, the program serves the dual purpose of improving the kids’ reading ability and soothing the cats, who enjoy the rhythmic sounds of a human voice.

As an additional benefit, it also produces adorable photos…

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(via Love Meow, my sister)