A couple of years ago, my boss told me he didn't really like cats that much. He was a dog person. Then his wife wanted a kitten. She went down to a local no-kill shelter that only took in cats. She couldn't decide between 2 cats. She called my boss to come help her decide.
That was the day he brought home TWO kittens. Brother and sister. He felt they should not be separated. They were soon spayed and neutered and they clawed and purred their way into my boss's heart. I always ask him how the kitties, now about 2 years old, are doing. He will proudly pull out his cell phone and show me their pictures or tell me of some antic they did.
A couple of months and friendly stray showed up, very much pregnant. What did my boss do? Took the mama and kittens in. Spayed mama after kittens were weened. Found her and all but one of the kittens good homes. He kept the one kitten.
When one of those whiskered purring bundles of fluffy love gets a person wrapped around their paws, that person becomes a cat lover for life!