These Photos Show The Everlasting Bond Between Pets And Their Humans

When David Williams, the photographer behind the Men With Cats series, watched his elderly grandmother receive a kitten as a gift, he was struck by the relationship between pet and owner. "Most of the guys I photographed for Men With Cats were millennials, along with being first-time pet owners," Williams tells BuzzFeed. "So I really wanted to talk to older people who had more experience with pet ownership. Some had pets their entire life, and others later in life."

Anna-May and Tim With Caroline

Anna-May and Tim With Caroline

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Denise With Sparky

Denise With Sparky

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"A lot of the seniors enjoy owning a pet for companionship, like every other generation," Williams said, "but for a lot of seniors it also helps with exercise and continuing a healthy lifestyle."

Joan With Zach

Joan With Zach

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John With Peggy

John With Peggy

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Karen With Dr.Wiskers, Jasmine and Jade

Karen With Dr.Wiskers, Jasmine and Jade

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Lynn and Lane With Daytona, Sussi and Tamboo

Lynn and Lane With Daytona, Sussi and Tamboo

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Mike With Hans

Mike With Hans

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Richard With Leo

Richard With Leo

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Tara With James

Tara With James

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