Ragdoll Kittens Prove Love is an International LanguagePublished January 27, 2012
Cute Kitten Photo: Getty Images
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote,” Music is the Universal language of mankind.” It is also considered the “international language.”
While pondering Longfellow’s words, I started wondering if music is the only universal language.
By a strange and mysterious twist of fate, I ran across a short video posted on YouTube by Alleenmaarleuknieuws. It’s message?” Love is the universal language”.
It makes little difference what our native tongue may be, because when it comes to communicating with people, no matter what language they speak, as far as this writer is concerned one of the easiest ways to connect with others to have a meaningful interaction, is finding ways to share our passion for animals.
We all have experienced the boredom and anxiety while sitting for hours in a doctor’s waiting room. To alleviate these negative emotions, I suggest this as the perfect time to test my hypothesis. Simply pull out a photo of a beloved pet, smile and show it to the person sitting next to you.
Based on my own experience, it’s almost impossible to stop from beaming with pride while connecting with a “stranger” even under nerve-wracking conditions, by sharing an adorable snapshot of Fido or Fluffy. I can’t begin to enumerate the times I have used this monotony-breaking ploy. I have learned that often this overture is greatly welcomed.
In fact, many folks generally return the favor by showing me their pet’s photo. Language is completely irrelevant during these encounters.
This short video, “Ragdoll Kitten give big Hugs to my Boyfriend” clearly illustrates the point I am endeavoring to make. And even though the background conversation is not in English, it has already received over 1, 500,000 hits. I think it proves the love for animals is another universal language, which encompasses the common bond that facilitates communication.
So grab a cup of coffee, kick off your shoes and enjoy a delightful “international” moment that needs no translation.
How do you share your love for animals with folks you want to get to know? Let us know in a comment.