Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, April 27, 2006 6:03 pm

Awww …

Filed under: Hooper — Lex @ 6:03 pm

We were having dinner with friends the other night, and their 5-year-old daughter announced that she wanted to go upstairs to get something but was scared of monsters. Hooper walks over to her and says, “I’ll go upstairs with you because I am the strongest and bravest boy in the world!”

Now, obviously, that’s not true. More to the point, he knows that’s not true. The point here is that he recognized that his friend needed not only practical assistance but also emotional reassurance, and he gave her both. That’s a level of empathy I haven’t often seen him display, and I was surprised and delighted to see it.

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