Hattie, our tabby cat, can be sitting next to me and I love that all I have to do is look at her and she starts purring and making kitty biscuits. I don’t even have to touch her.
She is this way because all she has ever known of humans has been love and safety. She knows that a look is usually followed by pets and chin scratches.
The world would be a nicer place if children could grow up with that same disposition and know that no matter what happens they will always be safe and loved, no matter who looks their way.