If nobody ever loved you …

I’m very glad that David Brooks has finished his book and resumed his column:

[T]here was an eighth-grade boy who Gordon calls Darren who had watched his mother’s murder when he was 4 and was put into foster care. He was bigger than everybody else since he was two grades behind. One day, to everybody’s surprise, Darren wanted to hold the baby.

The mother was nervous but let him, and Darren was great with the baby. He went over to a quiet corner and rocked the baby while the baby snuggled into his chest. Darren returned the baby to his mother and asked innocently, “If nobody has ever loved you, do you think you could still be a good father?”

David Brooks, Two Cheers for Feminism

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