I am a sinner! I am guilty. Yes, I too have pulled this stunt: baby pictures in your messaging. But, but, I only use the happy baby pictures to extract from my audience subliminal love for my message.
This vendor is subliminally attempting to trigger my love, my loyality. He want’s a hug. The email this image appeared in reminds me that I haven’t dropped by and used his service for over a year. This is much more evil than my happy baby pictures.