Tough Guy

  1. Rebeccah Connelly says:

    That makes me smile, all the way to the eyes. 🙂

  2. You should make those kids some cookies :-). Yay for good kids!!

  3. Awww, that’s awesome.

  4. Melissa says:

    That just gave me so many warm fuzzies I don’t need a sweater any more. 🙂 

  5. Anonymous says:

    I just fell in love with every little boy in your neighborhood.

  6. Anonymous says:

    That brought tears to my eyes. And, it’s the second such post I’ve read in as many days. Love!

  7. Erin Perry says:

    (Most) Kids are pretty amazing! Nothing makes me happier than older boys who take care of the younger kids.

  8. NancyB says:

    Love it! What wonderful kind-hearted boys!  Ooh! didn’t WE just learn about kindness? 🙂

  9. Anonymous says:

    you need to call every one of their mother’s and tell how wonderful those boys were…and when you see those children, tell them thank you again…now the task is keep him from wanting to do that all the time…don’t want to wear out his welcome

  10. Boricua_keya says:

    That was such a special post!!! it made me all gooey inside! Thank God for Good Kids!!!! Some kids try to be TOO big to play with younger boys and act like they cant be bothered. Thats a blessing to have some children that aren’t too jaded and still want to have fun. Hopefully he has plenty of those memories instead of the bad kid run in’s of childhood.

  11. Jenna@CallHerHappy says:

    Love this. I was so sad when I read the post about Bruiser’s “friend” from art class. I knew that kid was cool!


  12. Sara says:

    This is so wonderful, and it really made my day. All the kids on my block were like this, growing up, and I’m so grateful for the experiences that my little brother and I had because of them. (:

  13. Nicole says:

    Those kids are so awesome! I would mention this to their parents. Those parents clearly are something right!

  14. Anonymous says:

    That’s terrific. Always nice to see the bigger kids include the little ones. My son, a year older than Bruiser plays with the neighbor boy, who is 11, every now and then. He’s a great role model for my lil guy. Our kids school has a buddy program where every other wednesday the older kids (3rd-6th grade) spend an hour with their lower grade (3rd with pre-K, 4th with K, 5th with first and 6th with 2nd). Thats also a great experience.

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  16. Margaret says:

    Shoot, that even made my day! I love how the boys in the neighborhood were with Bruiser…good kids in your neck of the woods for sure!

  17. Egraham86 says:

    Those boys sound amazing! I have a soon to be four year old who is “tough and strong” like Bruiser and I wish he had some big kids like these to play with!

  18. Jackie says:

    Love this post. I could picture the scene in my head.  What a wonderful neighborhood you live in.  The parents are teaching their children well.

    I agree, they need to do more stories about kind kids like the ones in your neiborhood.

    Thank you for sharing!

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