Bollywood scripts have nothing on this.? An eight year old boy “married” his “special friend”? the day before he died of leukemia. The wedding came complete with rings, vicar and certificate.
I feel very sad at the passing of the eight year old boy.? He definitely did not deserve to die at such a young age.
But after the antics of his parents in trying to grant his every wish, I now feel very sorry for the innocent bystander, his ex-friend, who got caught up in this.
Did anyone think of what the girl was feeling?
– The boy thought she was his “sweetheart”.? The girl does not appear to have reciprocated.? In fact, she broke off the friendship a few years ago.
– Was she given the choice to say “No, I will not marry you, make-believe or not.”?? Or is any wish by a dying person sacrosanct ?
– Is this girl now a “widow”??? Are the adults not subjecting this girl to unnecessary grief?? I can only wonder what kind of psychological impact there could be.
It’s one thing when kids play at dolls and marriage.? It’s quite another when adults join in and formalize the event.
Little boys sometimes don’t know what they are asking for.? But what were the parents thinking?