What Does Love Mean ???


A group of professional people posed this question

to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" 

The answers they got were broader and deeper than 

anyone could have imagined. See what you think:


"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend 

over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather 

does it for her all 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 when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on 

shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other." 

Karl - age 5

"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 what makes you smile when you're tired."

Terri - age 4

"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 what's in the room with you at Christmas if you 

stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start

with a friend who you hate." Nikka - age 6

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he 

wears it everyday." Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who

are still friends even after they know each other so well." 

Tommy - age 6

"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was 

scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw

my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one

doing that. I wasn't scared anymore." Cindy - age 8

"My mommy loves me more than anybody. 
You don't 

see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night." 

Clare - age 6


"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best

piece of chicken." Elaine-age 5

"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

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives

me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy

new ones." Lauren - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go

up and down and little stars come out of you"

Karen - age 7

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and

she doesn't think it's gross." Mark - age 6

"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

And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia 

once talked about contest he was asked to judge.


The purpose of the contest was to find the most

caring child. (Now this will melt your heart.) The

winner was a four year old child whose next door

neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently

lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy

went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his

lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked him

what he had said to the neighor, the little boy said

"Nothing, I just helped him Cry".

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