(* looking for my tissues*…darn allergies!) What a wonderful heart this “gold star” kid has. His father must be looking down from heaven with a huge smile, as proud as any dad could be. His mom must be doing a great job parenting him, not just -because- of what he did, but because she has raised him go know & be proud of the man who is his dad, even though he has been gone his whole life. It had to be hard to keep someone alive in a child’s life, it’s got to be even harder when that child doesn’t have any memories to build off of, & during this time she has to move on with their lives. We don’t know if she remarried or not, if not she is filling the role of mom & dad. I have a feeling that, based on this act of selflessness & the comment about how they “pay it forward” in their family, he is going to grow up to be a fine gentleman. Good job!