these are my kittens, yes they meow weird, but they are mine. i found them all on my own. they are my ohana. back the fuck off camera.
The way I see it, if we can see such extant examples of empathy in animals (it does virtually nothing to further the survival of that cat or its gene pool to feed and protect those ducklings), even across species, then that must mean deep down the human species still has some.