Maybe it's because I grew up with a father who claimed peas had feelings and we needed to make sure they all got eaten so none of them would feel neglected, and that violets cried when you picked them and separated them from their families, but, whatever the reason, I often get the sense that inanimate objects can express emotion. Here are two cases to support my claim:
A happy chair in Kinsale, Ireland
An exhuberant door near Dingle, Ireland
What things do you notice are smiling at you today???