This is my granddaughter’s favourite stuffed animal… you know the one that she can’t sleep without. His name is Nanas… which would make you think it’s a grandmother figure, but no, he’s a boy and he called that because he loves bananas. He used to wear a dress, but he doesn’t anymore, I am not sure if that stopped about the time she went to school and she discovered that boys don’t wear dresses at school.
But the power of Nanas is that he has a little button in one of his paws, what when you squeeze it, proclaims, “I love you, I love you.” This little girl has never doubted that she is loved, not just by Nanas, but by her immediate and extended family. How much better would the world be if we all had someone to proclaim, “I love you, I love you!”