Being a parent can be difficult, to say the least. There are so many things that you want to teach your children and so little time to do it. We all have a vision of our children growing up to be kind, compassionate, confident, self-sufficient adults. Then, of course, there are external forces, like their classmates, who can have a big effect, good or bad. It's clear to see the bad parts on the news, in cases of bullying that have led to extreme situations. However, the good is there, even if it's not always publicized. Such is the case with this young man, whose mother's influence has clearly made a big impact on his heart and helped mold him into the empathetic, giving individual he already is at the tender age of eight.