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.

"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 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

"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 Brad Pitt." 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

"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
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What does love mean to children?

What does love mean to children?

A group of children (age 4 - 8) were asked "What does love mean?" Their answers were deeper and broader than anyone could have imagined.

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ShabbyShoe ShabbyShoe (1745 days ago)
Poetry from 7 year old Bobby - "Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."
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Poetry from 7 year old Bobby - "Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."
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Guest: CenglandO (1744 days ago)
Love comes out of the barrel of a gun
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Love comes out of the barrel of a gun
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cengland0 cengland0 (1744 days ago)
Nice try impersonating me but it's a major fail. First, everyone should be able to tell the difference between a 0 and a O. I also do not have a capital letter in my id: cengland0 vs. CenglandO. And then my picture is missing from your post. Yours starts with the words "Guest" and mine doesn't.
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Nice try impersonating me but it's a major fail. First, everyone should be able to tell the difference between a 0 and a O. I also do not have a capital letter in my id: cengland0 vs. CenglandO. And then my picture is missing from your post. Yours starts with the words "Guest" and mine doesn't.
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Knobette Knobette (1744 days ago)
Could be a coincidence he has a similar name
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Could be a coincidence he has a similar name
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cengland0 cengland0 (1744 days ago)
No because of his comment about guns is a mockery of comments that I make.
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No because of his comment about guns is a mockery of comments that I make.
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Wulfrune Wulfrune (1744 days ago)
No no, no one would make a mockery of any comments you make, we're all too busy laughing at the "cookie brush"... For crying out aloud cenglend0, you look like Ned Flanders
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No no, no one would make a mockery of any comments you make, we're all too busy laughing at the "cookie brush"... For crying out aloud cenglend0, you look like Ned Flanders
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Guest: cenglandO (1744 days ago)
Latest comment: soup strainer is what I call it but my boyfriend likes it so its staying!
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Latest comment: soup strainer is what I call it but my boyfriend likes it so its staying!
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TheBob TheBob (1744 days ago)
"Power" or possibly "truth" according to Mao
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