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Boy Visits Animal Shelter To Practice Reading Skills, But Needy Cat Has Other Ideas.

Last week, a four-year-old cat named Finn landed at the American Humane Society in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Just a couple days later, a young boy stopped by the shelter to spend some time with the little guy — and that’s when everything changed.

The boy, also named Finn, arrived at the shelter for his hour-long Rescue Reader session. Students in the program come to the shelter and read to the animals housed there. It truly is a win-win situation: The children get to work on their reading skills in a non-judgmental atmosphere, and the dogs, cats, and other animals love the company and attention.


Staff captured a short clip of the boy reading to his fuzzy buddy and shared it on the shelter’s Facebook page.

Look how Finn (the cat) keeps trying to get this boy’s attention, then just kinda melts into a big puddle in his lap …


“Must be a page turner! Finn, one of our Rescue Readers, had a captive audience in Finn the cat when he visited the shelter to read to our adoptable animals,”staff wrote in the caption of the video, which has been viewed nearly 250,000 times and shared by more than 4,000 viewers.


“He kept him great company while he was waiting for his new home. With his affectionate personality, Finn (cat) found a family after just two days in our adoption center!”

Finn the cat was persistent enough that his young reader finally set the book aside, then gave him all the cuddles a sweet cat could want:


After seeing the video, this sweet kitty was snatched right up by one lucky family that’ll get love and snuggles for years to come.

Watch the adorable Finn-Finn clip below and share to spread the love.

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