Melvin is around little ones from time to time, although he is not well-versed in all things youngster. I have a lot of faith in his intentions but I also recognize and respect that new situations require supervision.
At Christmas, my then one-year-old niece was crawling toward him/on him and he made a noise. It was somewhere between a growl and a moan-of-delight (because she tasted like Cheerios) but I was quickly reminded that he was outside of his comfort zone and we took it slow. He did great.
Yesterday, his human GF Hadley came over and Melvin made her giggle with delight. I trust him, but I stayed close by. Hadley is an animal lover so it’s always nice when Melvin can practice his ‘be-gentle-you-can’t-step-on-her-or-you’ll-crush-her’ manners.
As you can see, it was just tortuous for everyone.