That glowing feeling

when your niece runs up and wraps her arms around your leg?

Oh yes!

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Goddamn kids.


Many years ago, I was making my regular stop at a deli for my breakfast sandwich. In front of me were two ladies with a baby boy, about 9 months to a year old, I’d guess. I was saying hi! to him when he suddenly leaned out from his momma’s arms and stretched his arms out to me, asking me to hold him (no words yet). They said he’d *never *done that to a stranger before. I got to hold him while I also tried to juggle getting a sandwich and paying for it, and it was just the best morning. Made my whole week.