https://www.zmescience.com/science/a...oking-feature/

If you happen to have a little, warm ball of fur to call your own back home, you know how much they love to be pet. But why do they like it, exactly? And do we humans like to be pet, too? Letís find out.

Skin-deep
Dogs love belly rubs. Cats break into a purr when you scratch that one special place between their ears. Hugs give us comfort and pleasure. If you hit your hand on something, a quick rub will reduce the pain.

All of these are fundamented on the sense of touch and show what a massive role this sense plays on our emotional state. While not all touches are pleasurable, all mammals seem to agree that a longer, slighter stroking motion feels good..................