I don't like children at all (no offense) but it always warms my heart to see children and animals together. Children often don't understand that its not okay to tug on a tail, or maybe they pounce a little too hard, but most animals are so forgiving. A little hand softly petting a dog or cat is just too cute. Kids can be really full of love sometimes.
Yeah, don't worry, I'm still not feeling that maternal urge. Most of the time kids are asshats.