"I'm very proud," Gina Panther, Bryce's mom, told The Dodo. "He is the sweetest boy."
But Bryce's kindness doesn't end there. That visit to the shelter sparked a desire in him to be even more involved.
"IVAR made him an honorary volunteer and he played with all the cats as his job," Panther said. "He is going to try and volunteer once a week, or as he can when he feels good. He loves playing with the cats and can't wait to do it again."