Isn't it funny how some things stay with you? Around 20 plus years ago, I saw this young boy of about 10-12 years old. He was standing in front of those coin machines that send a plastic ball with a toy inside for a quarter or so. He pulled out a school lined paper wallet that he'd obviously made himself. I found that so touching.
This pre-teen child was so cute. He was morbidly obese for his age and his striped tee shirt rolled up over his tummy, but he didn't seem to mind; wasn't tugging at it or trying to pull it down. He was very intent on counting his money to see how 'much' that little toy would cost him.
I hope he grew up happy. I hope he had enough money to afford a good life. I hope he wasn't teased too much. I hope he found love and is loved.