“I would compare it with my boyfriend. You know, the [kama muta] feeling I have here right now is the same as what I usually feel around him. I feel safe and completed. It is reassuring somehow. It might not be the exact same because these are two completely different situations. But I do think the feeling is the same in both. For me anyway.” – A woman visiting an animal shelter, surrounded by seven kittens[1]


[1]: Too Cute for Words: Cuteness Evokes the Kama Muta Emotion and Motivates Communal Sharing (Knutsen, 2017, free access)