There has been no lack of heartbreaking photographs and videos pouring from the war-torn Ukraine in recent weeks.
But, among the pictures of devastation and dislocation, there have also been glimpses of hope and humanity.
Trey Yingst, a foreign reporter on the ground in Ukraine, took a break from his conflict coverage on Monday to focus on a touching scenario of love and compassion set against the backdrop of the besieged capital city of Kiev.
Yingst shared this video on Twitter of a young woman on the street clutching a cat in her arms, providing comfort to the animal and no likely receiving it in return, while air raid sirens play a frightening alert.
It’s unclear if the woman knew the cat before or simply recently met him, but compassion isn’t restricted to pets in the face of constant bombardment.
Yingst posted another video, this time of an elderly gentleman feeding pigeons while the conflict raged around them.
“Humanity lives on,” says the narrator. Yingst penned the following: