What Is Love? Some Really Smart Kids May Have The Answer

“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

“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

“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

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” – Terri, age 4

“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

“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

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” – Bobby, age 7

“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,” – Nikka, age 6

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

“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

“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

“My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.” – Clare, age 6

“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.” – Elaine, age 5

“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Brad Pitt.” – Chris, age 7

“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” – Mary Ann, age 4

“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

“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

“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” – Karen, age 7

“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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122 Responses to “What Is Love? Some Really Smart Kids May Have The Answer”

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  2. chels says:

    Haha so cute!

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  4. Emonne@BeautyMarkedMom says:

    Out of the mouth of babes…thanks for sharing these thoughts on love from young children. These quotes really make you think.

  5. khuram (madhosh says:

    love is a power which have all the word but it arises on some special time and the pain of love is gift of god which gets a very lucky person and love is a new life and my life …………………………………….. ( S jaan )

  6. casey says:

    love is where you have strong feelings for aomeone

  7. brianna says:

    LOVE. love is a strong feeling that you have towards someone. its not something that you can say about just anyone its a compassionate feeling for a special person love is something that happens when your heart just gets a feeling

  8. charlotte d says:

    love is were two pepole feel all nice when thay walk past each other
    and feel all loved up.lol xxxx

  9. Mhoofdog says:

    Love is giving up all you have for them. God gave up his only son for us and in that showed us the greatest love ever given. While we hated God, he still loved us enough to have his only son go from heaven (perfection) to nothing. Jesus was born into a nasty, smelly, gross barn filled with animals just so he could one day be with us. Have you ever known a love like that?
    John 3:16 says it all: for God so loved the world he sent his ONE AND ONLY son (he sent the one he loved most) that whoever (any one! You can’t not qualify for this love!) believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (after you die, you live in heaven! Heaven is perfection! You live forever with God where there is no crying or hunger, it’s all good and perfect there!)
    Is there any better news?
    Email me any questions or post a comment!

  10. andika says:

    What a great kids, what they know about truly love is from what they feel inside their heart, amazing post.

  11. Echo says:

    This is sooo sweet. What the heck water?! Get out of my eyes

    - I’m a marshmellow

  12. Susan says:

    Love is a decision. These children see the result of a decision made and a promise kept

  13. SilverGirl says:

    This is cute:) The kids are right about it:) I think love is when 2 people have the same feeling for eachother and they teach eachother new things about life,people,and their future:) Also,love is magical:) Love is a strong feeling that will never separate you from another person even if you are a far distance away:)

  14. sooooo cute!!!
    I ve never seen such a collection of real description of love

    I could not stop smiling on each sentence.
    Definelty kids have the right answer, without the judge and limits that our adult mind has

    thanks for shargin!

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  16. rita says:

    I just love hearing the innocence and honesty of children. What a wonderful idea to use this as a post. Well done. I think the truth is that what is coming through here is that love is actually selflessness. Love is selflessly checking that the coffee is okay to drink, or that the loved one has the best bit of chicken etc. Biologist Jeremy Griffith talks about Love being unconditional selflessness in his article here: http://www.worldtransformation.com/what-is-love/

  17. riitaa says:

    its so cute answer love to read this innocent replies

  18. kris says:

    Love is not a feeling or emotion you experience. Love is the experience. Love is the solid truth which cannot be changed by circumstances, opinions, life or even death.

  19. Danette says:

    I love the answer about the old couple and how they still like each other.

    I asked my 7 yr. old when he thinks of his Gramy what does he think of and he just said LOVE.

  20. Abygale says:

    the second one ha what i think love is compashon and understanding each other better.

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