The scientific literature on forgiveness came to the fore only in 1989
But some researchers suggest we’re seeing more public figures seeking forgiveness because we’re becoming more aware of the importance of achieving reconciliation.
Cats never forgive
Grumpy Cat: No-It-All/Chronicle Books, 2015
Primates, like bonobos, mountain gorillas, and chimps, often follow confrontations with friendly behavior like embracing or kissing. Similar behavior has been observed in nonprimates like goats and hyenas; the only species that has so far failed to show outward signs of reconciliation is the domestic cat. Here’s how to decode your cat’s behavior.