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
Denise With Sparky
"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."