Kids (and grown-ups) crave connection — it’s a human response, not a gender-specific one. Although this wasn’t shocking to me, it has been incredible to see just how tender and caring boys can be in their play. We’ve seen several adorable bedtime rituals including images of sweet tuck-ins with capes placed neatly on the rail of the bed, ready for the next day, tons of boys pretending to be “daddy” or “big brother,” hugs and kisses galore, boys comforting their dolls, or rather buddies, during thunderstorms, and some super-cool homemade carrying slings.