What Love Means to Age 4 to 8 Year Old Children

We probably have over-looked many of these...... shall we catch up?

Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it.
Touching words from the mouths of babes.
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:

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'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

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'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

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'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

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'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

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'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'
Terri - age 4

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'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

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'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

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'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.'
Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

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'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,'

Nikka - age 6
(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

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'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.'
Noelle - age 7

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'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

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'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

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'My mommy loves me more than anybody You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.'
Clare - age 6

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'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'
Elaine-age 5

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'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.'
Chris - age 7

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'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day'
Mary Ann - age 4

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'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

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'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.' (what an image)
Karen - age 7

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'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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And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.

The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

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 what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,
'Nothing, I just helped him cry'

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When there is nothing left, that is when you find out that love is all you need. Take 60 seconds and give this a shot!


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  • 9

    All you need is love...love....Love is all you need!

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  • 6

    Almost made me cry, so good. I wish I could give you more than +3.

    • Katt
    • February 6, 2010, 2:09 pm
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  • 5

    ThisDeservesMoreThan7Comments
    ItMadeMeCry :( :)

    It's got more than seven comments now. :)
    - mostafagalal August 21, 2010, 2:40 pm
    Ah crap i started crying again even though i've read this post before :')
    - Hashnooroxybox August 24, 2010, 12:07 am
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  • 3

    They sure did. I really AM the walrus. Coo Coo Ka-choo.

    • Ruleb
    • April 17, 2010, 4:19 pm
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  • 2

    good post

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  • 2

    little kids know what love is but people seem to forget as they grow up.

    • ember
    • February 17, 2010, 7:22 am
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  • 2

    sounds fake if you ask me...

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  • 2

    The Beatles definately had it right.

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  • 2

    Incredibly

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  • 2

    this is such a good post...<3

    • Mizuno
    • August 21, 2010, 3:09 pm
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  • 2

    'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.'

    this one made me lol

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  • 2

    I know I'm bringing back an old post but I don't care lol, this is what I think.
    Love is when you feel safe around somebody, when you know you can tell them anything. When they are there to help you through tough times and leave you with a smile on your face because you know that they care deeply about you.

    i think you have a real good interpretation of love there good friend.
    - PwnzElite May 3, 2011, 3:26 pm
    Thank you very much (: I have yet to utter the words "I love you" to someone yet because I want to find the right girl for me (:
    - DarkHunter May 3, 2011, 3:27 pm
    that is...commitment :P
    - PwnzElite May 3, 2011, 3:28 pm
    Thank you (:
    - DarkHunter May 3, 2011, 3:30 pm
    your welcome ;)
    - PwnzElite May 3, 2011, 3:31 pm
    You're a good friend man (:
    - DarkHunter May 3, 2011, 3:32 pm
    you know what. So are you :D
    - PwnzElite May 3, 2011, 3:34 pm
    (:
    - DarkHunter May 3, 2011, 3:35 pm
    i try to be the best freind i can ;)
    - PwnzElite May 3, 2011, 3:37 pm
    You certainly are an awesome friend.
    - DarkHunter May 3, 2011, 3:38 pm
    thank you so much :')
    - PwnzElite May 3, 2011, 3:39 pm
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  • 2

    Love is when you feel butterflies in your stomach when you talk to her even though she doesn't feel the same

    story of my life.
    - PwnzElite May 3, 2011, 3:28 pm
    Yeah. She has a boyfriend
    - MalverdeAl100 May 3, 2011, 3:30 pm
    ): *Sympathy hugs*
    - DarkHunter May 3, 2011, 3:30 pm
    maybe you were jsut too nice.
    - PwnzElite May 3, 2011, 3:31 pm
    For over a year now i've loved her :(
    - MalverdeAl100 May 3, 2011, 3:33 pm
    Neh. She's had a boyfriend since i met her which sucks
    - MalverdeAl100 May 3, 2011, 3:33 pm
    man that sucks.
    is he a dick?
    - PwnzElite May 3, 2011, 3:34 pm
    Wow, I feel for you. ):
    - DarkHunter May 3, 2011, 3:35 pm
    I wouldn't know i don't know the kid. He's almost 20 i think, he graduated when i was a sophomore
    - MalverdeAl100 May 3, 2011, 3:36 pm
    ahhhh, i see, sucks so much.
    - PwnzElite May 3, 2011, 3:38 pm
    Found it.. 6 months ago
    - MissRandom November 16, 2011, 7:23 am
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  • 1

    These made me cry

    • peace
    • February 6, 2010, 2:11 pm
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  • 1

    Good post. +3

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  • 1

    lolz at the french fries i guess you can really say i love my gf considering she took half of my burger and a 3rd of my fries =o

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  • 1

    ... i nearly cried too :(

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  • 1

    karl read me like a book

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  • 1

    Love Is in fact the only one thing you really need :)

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  • 1

    The Walrus is Paul. (Quoting Glass onion)

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  • 1

    doesn't sound like 4 years old kid:
    'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
    You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.'
    well, it's stll good..

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  • 1

    Chrissy - age 6 made me lol

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  • 1

    Awww, the last one nearly brought a tear to my eye...

    *Sniff.. Sniff*

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  • 1

    love is giving you +3

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