I adopted Sàsha #3928 about two years ago. I do not have young children nor did Sasha's foster parents. My neighbor has a 9 year old niece who was small and delicate for her age. The child came for a visit wanting to see my cats. She went into my bedroom and sat on the floor. I held my breath wondering how Sasha would react. She gently went over to the little girl. Laid down with her head and one paw on the child's lap. She placed her other behind the child. Then she wrapped her head around the child and brought her in close. It was definitely a hug.