I was working in the yard when our neighbor walked by with his daughter and his little five-year-old grandson.
Karen: Dmitri, you’ve grown so big! It’s so good to see you again! (I wave.)
Dmitri waves back and then runs across the lawn to give me a big hug. I feel my eyes tear up a little bit.
Karen: Dmitri, it’s been a long time and you might not remember me, but…
Dmitri: (looking up at me) I remember you. I remember you like hugs.
Karen: And that’s why you gave me a hug?
Dmitri: (nodding) Yes.
May the little children of the world save us, one heart at a time. ❤