I just love this picture. To me the kitten is looking to the old man for guidance and respect of his wisdom whilst at the same time the old man is looking at the kitten for inspiration and renewed enthusiasm for life.
"Contact" by Iryna Smolych (aka Josephine Chervinska) . Such a tender moment in time between cat and person, young and old, beard and whisker! This sort of love -- the kind that you can see in the shared gaze -- is wonderful!
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” — Mister Rogers photo of Mr Rogers and Tommy Paulhamus by Jim Judkis