Sunday, February 9, 2014

Kids Read To Sheltered Cats And Everyone’s Heart Collectively Melts

by Erin Chack)

Earlier today, this photo was uploaded to Reddit by user Dagorlad and everyone on the site collectively “Awwed.” / Via

In just seven hours, the photo garnered over 4,000 upvotes and hit the No. 1 spot on Reddit’s front page.

Not surprisingly, the increased traffic from Reddit crashed the Berks ARL website:

Animal Rescue League of Berks County

We are THRILLED that a post from a friend of our Book Buddies program is going crazy on Reddit! We know lots of people are trying to access our website and the high traffic is slowing things down, but we hope you'll be patient. Here is the Reddit post:

Reddit calls this "The Hug of Death"

The point of the “Book Buddies” program is to encourage children to read while simultaneously comforting the cats, according to the website.

So it’s really just a win-win.

Although, some cats would rather play.

Or do that typical cat thing, where they walk all over your book while to try to read.

(Do you, cats.)

According to the comment section of Reddit, donations have been pouring in.

But it’s never too late to lend a hand! (Or paw).

You can visit the Berks ARL Website for more

Or you can continue looking at these incredibly cute photos of kids reading to cats until your little heart bursts.

Here’s that first picture again, because it’s just too perfect:

Thank you for your time.

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