We've been feeding a stray cat for a couple of years. It was only a few weeks old when it first appeared in the neighborhood. The cat loved my 2 year old daughter and she loved him. I eventually took him for shots and all that stuff so he's clean.
He comes by when he wants a meal or warm place to sleep because we even have a cat house for him on our back porch. As long my daughter enjoys playing with him I'll feed him.