Benji and our cat Neko have become the best of friends in the last 18 months. Neko will seek Benji out and cuddle up to him while napping, watching tv, reading, or even sometimes while eating.
We have been blessed that Neko is as big as he gets rolled over and squished a lot. (He's 17 lbs and not fat.)
Benji has also enjoyed taking on the responsibility of feeding Neko. It has given Benji a sense of accomplishment and confidence. Chores are such good confidence boosters in letting a child see what they can do.