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Children Talk About Love

'Love' is one of the quintessential capacities of the human condition. But, if you were asked the question 'What does love mean?' how would you respond? In a quest to discover children's perception of love, a research group, led by Lecturer and Author Leo Buscaglia, asked a group of children aged 4 through 8 to answer this question. Their goal however, was to find the most caring kid. But along the way, they also discovered that the kids' perception on love was truly profound and deep. 

When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.
Rebecca, age 8

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.
Billy, age 4


Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired. 
Terri, age 4

Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.
Chrissy, age 6

Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.
Danny, age 7

Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My mommy and daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss.
Emily, age 8


Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day.
Noelle, age 7

Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford. 
Chris, age 7


Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.
Mary Ann, age 4

You really shouldn’t say ’I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.
Jessica, age 8

H/T: brightside.me


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