Animals have many ways to respond with gratitude when we treat them with kindness. They might respond to our care and affection with devotion, with help, or just with a loving gaze. At such moments, the soul feels lighter and glows with the feeling that you’ve made a positive change to the world.
Here are a few photos where people have captured the meaning of a big heart.
A lullaby for the ship’s cat
Those who’ve seen war know the value of life — all life
A new friend
© Yelena Gromova-Kal’minskaya
© Andy Prokh
Kindness develops most of all in childhood
Huge love for a huge animal
One loving action speaks more than a thousand words
A picture of generosity
Everyone can give a hug once in a while
Even the smallest can show compassion
© Sam Grandgeorge
When the life of another is more important to you