The thing about Smokey is you would never know that he is so friendly because his expression is so glum and seems as though he's giving you a dirty look!
We think that he and my cat Tanya are brother and sister. He and Tanya and Tanya's mother all look pretty much alike except that Tanya and her mother don't have such a severe expression on their face.
I try not to encourage Smokey to hang around my house too much because as much as he loves hanging out with people, he doesn't always get along with my regular stray cats that I feed. Maybe because another cat Sammy that also hangs out at my neighbors' house gets into fights with Smokey all the time. However, it's usually Sammy that starts the trouble as he likes to jump on other cats from behind when they aren't aware he is there which I think, understandably, has made Smokey rather distrustful of other cats. Smokey is a real character, as is my Tanya. You can read more about Tanya here.