PLEASE HELP! My brother is trying to remember a movie he saw on television back in the 1960's. It is about a black boy being raised by his single mother. The boy befriends a stray cat. The family is very poor, but the boy secretly buys milk and food for the cat. The local shopkeepers are a white couple, so the movie touches on race-relations. I THINK this might have been a Hallmark movie that was shown during the holidays way back when. Please let me know if it sounds familiar! Thank you!!