Stand-by for full-on, total, glutinous soppiness! Yes, beneath this crusty, rusty, elderly exterior there lies a lake of lachrymose sentiment which, from time to time, overflows the severe restrictions I have placed around it. Stand-by for a gush of soppiness - and don't blame me, blame The Telegraph:
This cat's maternal instincts kicked in as it has become the 'mother' to a lynx cub...that is bigger than the cat itself. The felines formed quite a bond at their home in Novosibirsk zoo, Russia, when the lynx cub had been rejected by its real mother. Photographer Alexander Lukin,31, from Novosibirsk, caught the tender moment on camera.
Now, if that's not a real, 100% 'aaaaaaaah' moment then I don't know what is! Come on, even some of you crusty, old buggers that comment here so regularly must admit that made you feel all soft and gooey inside - own up! And before you ask, no, in the end the lynx did not eat the cat!