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23rd Jun '17 6:53:37 AM FlowerGirl-Daisy
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21st Jun '17 10:01:46 AM LtFedora
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* Creator/GeneWilder recognized just how iconic his role as [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]] was and adored how children always lit up when they recognized him. For the last three years of his life, he suffered from Alzheimer's but this was not made public until after he died. Why? Because he wanted them to still feel comfortable approaching him and not feel sorry for "poor old Mr. Wonka." He didn't want to be responsible for one less smile in the world. It especially applied to his relationship with the child actors for ''Willy Wonka''. He became close friends with Peter Ostrum (the boy who played Charlie). When it came time to shoot his infamous outburst at the end of the film, Wilder desperately wanted to tell Peter just how mad he was going to be, because he didn't want to ruin their friendship. Julie Dawn Cole (the girl who played Veruca) and Denise Nickerson (the girl who played Violet) absolutely adored working with him as well.
* Creator/GordonRamsay on Series/MasterChef Junior. Despite how he acts on Hell's Kitchen, in real life, he's actually a very nice and friendly, and he's generally much more kind and friendly with child-contestants, and even lets them stick his head in guacamole if they win a challenge.

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* Creator/GeneWilder recognized just how iconic his role as [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]] was and adored how children always lit up when they recognized him. For the last three years of his life, he suffered from Alzheimer's but this was not made public until after he died. Why? Because he wanted them to still feel comfortable approaching him and not feel sorry for "poor old Mr. Wonka." He didn't want to be responsible for one less smile in the world. It especially applied to his relationship with the child actors for ''Willy Wonka''. He became close friends with Peter Ostrum (the boy who (who played Charlie). When it came time to shoot his infamous outburst at the end of the film, Wilder desperately wanted to tell Peter just how mad he was going to be, because he didn't want to ruin their friendship. Julie Dawn Cole (the girl who (who played Veruca) and Denise Nickerson (the girl who (who played Violet) absolutely adored working with him as well.
* Creator/GordonRamsay on Series/MasterChef Junior. Despite how he acts on Hell's Kitchen, in real life, he's actually a very nice and friendly, friendly mentor, and he's generally much more kind and friendly with child-contestants, and even lets them stick his head in guacamole if they win a challenge.
18th Jun '17 6:14:58 PM BobTanaka
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** Protagonist Twilight Sparkle counts as well. She's eager to act as a mentor to the Cutie Mark Crusaders and is very kind and accommodating to her younger fans. In one episode, her problem is that she wants to both spend time with her baby niece and read to sick children at the hospital.
18th Jun '17 3:03:24 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ComicBook/WonderWoman has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAemkNPY7xQ robbed an ice cream man]] to make a child happier.
8th Jun '17 9:54:09 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Lanchia, who despite having the FaceOfAThug, is very nice to children and has Fuuta, I-Pin, and Lambo ''crawling'' over him when he visits Tsuna's house.

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** Lanchia, who despite having the FaceOfAThug, is very nice to children and has Fuuta, I-Pin, and Lambo ''crawling'' over him when he visits Tsuna's house.


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** Similarly, it's said that women who are jailed for abusing or killing children (double if the kids are her own) are considered the absolute lowest of the low in women's prisons. Understandable, since many of the prisoners are mothers themselves.
2nd Jun '17 8:07:17 PM LadyNorbert
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* [[NonIronicClown Ronald McDonald]], naturally, not only in the fantasy world of the commercials he appears in, but in spirit in RealLife, via Ronald [=McDonald=] House, the charities named after him.

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* [[NonIronicClown Ronald McDonald]], naturally, not only in the fantasy world of the commercials he appears in, but in spirit in RealLife, via Ronald [=McDonald=] House, the charities charity named after him.



** Also, unsurprisingly, is master Makorov;he considers all the young members of his guild to be his children,will actually go to war if anyone dares hurt any of them, and he and the guild took in many of the main characters when they were little and raised them. In addition, when he had to banish his biological son Ivan, he took responsibility for raising Ivan's son Laxus.(although, with how Laxus turned out, makorov appropriately wonders where he went wrong with raising him)

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** Also, unsurprisingly, is master Makorov;he Master Makorov; he considers all the young members of his guild to be his children,will children, will actually go to war if anyone dares hurt any of them, and he and the guild took in many of the main characters when they were little and raised them. In addition, when he had to banish his biological son Ivan, he took responsibility for raising Ivan's son Laxus.(although, (However, with how Laxus turned out, makorov Makorov appropriately wonders where he went wrong with raising him) him.)



** {{Comicbook/Robin}}, who Bats adopted solely because he needed it.

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** {{Comicbook/Robin}}, who whom Bats adopted solely because he needed it.



* In ''Comicbook/{{Magekiller}}'', Marius initially refuses to take on a mission in the Tevinter Imperium because he refuses to do work in Tevinter. However, once Marius learns that his target is sacrificing children, he changes his tune.

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* In the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' supplemental comic ''Comicbook/{{Magekiller}}'', Marius initially refuses to take on a mission in the Tevinter Imperium because he refuses to do work in Tevinter. However, once Marius learns that his target is sacrificing children, he changes his tune.



* In the WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck fanfiction series, ''FanFic/NegaverseChronicles'', the Negaverse version of Quackerjack definitely qualifies. Even after he goes crazy, harming kids angers him and he likes to make kids happy when he encounters them.

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* In the WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' fanfiction series, ''FanFic/NegaverseChronicles'', the Negaverse version of Quackerjack definitely qualifies. Even after he goes crazy, harming kids angers him and he likes to make kids happy when he encounters them.



* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Judy has a soft spot for kids as she quickly falls for Nick's scam at the ice cream shop when she sees his elephant loving son with dreams of becoming one (actually a disguised Finnick)that she not only buys the Jumbo Pop for Finnick, but also takes him by the hand and gives him a ZPD sticker while encouraging him to pursue his dream. This even causes her to discover that she was scammed when she sees Finnick later on her shift and excitedly goes to greet him. Much later on the film, what inspires her to take the case of Mr. Otterton is seeing his wife pulling a picture of their two kids.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Judy has a soft spot for kids as she quickly falls for Nick's scam at the ice cream shop when she sees his elephant loving son with dreams of becoming one (actually a disguised Finnick)that Finnick) that she not only buys the Jumbo Pop for Finnick, but also takes him by the hand and gives him a ZPD sticker while encouraging him to pursue his dream. This even causes her to discover that she was scammed when she sees Finnick later on her shift and excitedly goes to greet him. Much later on the film, what inspires her to take the case of Mr. Otterton is seeing his wife pulling a picture of their two kids.



* The Stormwings, from Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/{{Tortall|Universe}}'' series, are monstrous immortals that look like harpies with steel wings. Their entire raison d'etre is to defile the bodies of those killed in battle so that no one can pretend that war is glorious. They stink to high heaven, they have an aura of fear and they feed off of the fear they cause in others. Many individuals have a real soft spot towards children of any species. They even take 10-year old [[Literature/TheImmortals Maura]] for a joy-ride by hanging onto the ropes of a swing that she's sitting on. [[NobleDemon Rikash]] reluctantly explains "It is hard for us to bear young. That being the case, we value others' young, particularly when they are neglected. Affection has led me to indulge Lady Maura more than is wise."

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* The Stormwings, from Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/{{Tortall|Universe}}'' series, are monstrous immortals that look like harpies with steel wings. Their entire raison d'etre ''raison d'etre'' is to defile the bodies of those killed in battle so that no one can pretend that war is glorious. They stink to high heaven, they have an aura of fear and they feed off of the fear they cause in others. Many individuals have a real soft spot towards children of any species. They even take 10-year old 10-year-old [[Literature/TheImmortals Maura]] for a joy-ride by hanging onto the ropes of a swing that she's sitting on. [[NobleDemon Rikash]] reluctantly explains "It is hard for us to bear young. That being the case, we value others' young, particularly when they are neglected. Affection has led me to indulge Lady Maura more than is wise."



* Eric Matthews on ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' relates well with children due to being OneOfTheKids. His most serious girlfriend on the show was a young single mom whose kid he bonds with, and in another season he forms a relationship with a kid from an orphanage; he would have adopted the kid (who was ecstatic) but a married couple also wanted to adopt him and [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he decided they could do a better job.]]

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* Eric Matthews on ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' relates well with children due to being OneOfTheKids. His most serious girlfriend on the show was a young single mom with whose kid he bonds with, bonds, and in another season he forms a relationship with a kid from an orphanage; he would have adopted the kid (who was ecstatic) but a married couple also wanted to adopt him and [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he decided they could do a better job.]]



** Eliot abandons a job in one episode to champion an abused child in a hospital, [[TranquilFury almost throwing the kid's father]] [[PapaWolf down several flights of stairs]]. He arranges for the team to donate skads of money to mistreated children, mentors an underage miner, and drops character in a con to [[{{Omniglot}} help an Iranian girl]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments find her family in an airport]]. He even turns out to have a knack for teaching kids, as shown in an episode where members of the team pose as private school instructors. When he receives a 911 call for a domestic disturbance while disguised as a Boston police officer, he insists on going to the scene on the chance that there are children present.

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** Eliot abandons a job in one episode to champion an abused child in a hospital, [[TranquilFury almost throwing the kid's father]] [[PapaWolf down several flights of stairs]]. He arranges for the team to donate skads tons of money to mistreated children, mentors an underage miner, and drops character in a con to [[{{Omniglot}} help an Iranian girl]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments find her family in an airport]]. He even turns out to have a knack for teaching kids, as shown in an episode where members of the team pose as private school instructors. When he receives a 911 call for a domestic disturbance while disguised as a Boston police officer, he insists on going to the scene on the chance that there are children present.



** Jade takes in war orphans and cares for them, despite being occasionally frightfully low on cash. She's even extra-kind and nice to the kids in the city who aren't staying with her. Threatening her kids is a good way to get MamaBear'd.

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** Jade takes in war orphans and cares for them, despite being occasionally frightfully low on cash. She's even extra-kind and nice to the kids in the city who aren't staying with her. Threatening her kids is a good way to get MamaBear'd.{{Mama Bear}}ed.



*** Wynne tends to act grandmotherly to young children, although she's not afraid to put her foot down when the occasion demands it. Much to her regret, she wasn't always this way and for many years believed that being an overly SternTeacher lead to the escape and execution of her first student by the Templars. [[spoiler: He actually survived]].

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*** Wynne tends to act grandmotherly to young children, although she's not afraid to put her foot down when the occasion demands it. Much to her regret, she wasn't always this way and for many years believed that being an overly SternTeacher lead to the escape and execution of her first student by the Templars. [[spoiler: He actually survived]].survived.]]



*** Discovering that deranged serial-killer has been targeting the elven children of Kirkwall, simply because they are "too beautiful", is enough to make even a ''Paragon'' Hawke so utterly furious they vow to slit the man's throat.
*** After Hawke becomes a Noble in Act II, it's implied by Aveline that Hawke has donated a large amount of their reclaimed family fortune, in order to help their fellow Ferelden refugees and the children orphaned by the Blight.

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*** Upon meeting Anders and being asked for favor, Hawke can request clarification up front, stating that "I don't do anything involving children or animals."
*** Discovering that a deranged serial-killer has been targeting the elven children of Kirkwall, simply because they are "too beautiful", is enough to make even a ''Paragon'' Hawke so utterly furious they vow to slit the man's throat.
*** After Hawke becomes a Noble in Act II, 2, it's implied by Aveline that Hawke has donated a large amount of their reclaimed family fortune, in order to help their fellow Ferelden Fereldan refugees and the children orphaned by the Blight.Blight. S/he can also give money to a specific beggar in Darktown who asks for help in feeding her children.



* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' it's impossible for the player to harm children. Also, you can play games like tag and hide & seek with the children that you meet. [[spoiler:Even the dead ones.]]. With the ''Hearthfire'' DLC, the player can even adopt children. However, just because the player character likes kids doesn't necessarily mean that [[BrattyHalfPint they like you back]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' it's impossible impossible[[note]]outside of mods[[/note]] for the player to harm children. Also, you can play games like tag and hide & seek with the children that you meet. [[spoiler:Even the dead ones.]]. With the ''Hearthfire'' DLC, the player can even adopt children.children, although you're limited to just two. However, just because the player character likes kids doesn't necessarily mean that [[BrattyHalfPint they like you back]].



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has Terra Branford who takes care of a village full of orphans and turns into a MamaBear whenever any of them are in danger.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has Terra Branford Branford, who takes care of a village full of orphans and turns into a MamaBear whenever any of them are in danger.



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess,'' Link is friends with all the children of his village, and happily looks after them and plays with them. Not surprisingly, when they get into trouble, he goes PapaWolf ''quick'' and '''[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent literally.]]'''

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess,'' Link is friends with all the children of his village, and happily looks after them and plays with them. Not surprisingly, when they get into trouble, he goes PapaWolf ''quick'' ''quickly and '''[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent literally.]]''']]'''''
30th May '17 2:16:42 PM DrNoPuma
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSamAndMaxFreelancePolice'': This is a defining trait of Sam and Max in this adaptation. Although they rarely interact with kids in the rest of the series, here, they get along great with kids. Perhaps, like the creators of the cartoon themselves, Sam and Max realized that kids would love their antics, as long as they're [[{{Bowdlerize}} toned down a little]].
27th May '17 3:27:24 AM DiligentSparrow
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** And following in his footsteps, JohnCena, who has a record for filling Make-A-Wish requests that may never be topped.
26th May '17 7:43:07 PM RoseAndHeather
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* The grumpy, snarky, conspiracy-theorizing John Munch of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' is routinely shown to have a very soft side for children. One episode had him reading ''Goodnight Moon'' to a little girl who was left hospitalized in a near-vegetative state by her mother's abuse. Subverted in "Sick" with toy company owner Billy Tripoli, who hosts lavish parties for sick and poor kids -- and picks "special" ones out to molest. [[spoiler:He winds up a KarmaHoudini thanks to the actions of greedy adults looking for payoffs.]] He's a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Music/MichaelJackson, whose second child molestation scandal was playing out at the time (2004).

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': Pretty much a job requirement at the SVU.
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The grumpy, snarky, conspiracy-theorizing John Munch of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' is routinely shown to have a very soft side for children. One episode had him reading ''Goodnight Moon'' to a little girl who was left hospitalized in a near-vegetative state by her mother's abuse.
** Olivia Benson, natch, has quite the knack with kids despite never having any of her own, for various reasons. She loves kids, and they love her right back. [[spoiler:In season 15, she winds up taking custody of, and later legally adopting, an infant boy caught up in a major sex trafficking bust. Needless to say, she ''loves'' getting to finally be a mom.]]
** Nick Amaro, despite his hotheadedness, is great with kids. As he's the father of a little girl, it's not surprising.
** Ditto Elliot Stabler, who is also a hothead, but is married with children and deals very well with them during cases.
** Sonny Carisi, as the older brother to three younger sisters, is ''fantastic'' with children, including taking to surrogate fatherhood like a duck to water ([[spoiler:His partner, Amanda Rollins, becomes unexpectedly pregnant and has no idea how to raise a kid; as one of her closest friends and very experienced at caring for youngsters, Carisi helps her out considerably with her daughter]]). He's also great with kids in the interview room.
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Subverted in "Sick" with toy company owner Billy Tripoli, who hosts lavish parties for sick and poor kids -- and picks "special" ones out to molest. [[spoiler:He winds up a KarmaHoudini thanks to the actions of greedy adults looking for payoffs.]] He's a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Music/MichaelJackson, whose second child molestation scandal was playing out at the time (2004).
23rd May '17 10:07:47 AM glickmam
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* Stuffy, and slightly aloof [[AutomatedAutomobiles K.I.T.T.]] from ''Series/KnightRider'' is routinely shown to have a surprisingly soft spot for children. This may be in part that most children tend not to FreakOut when first meeting him, as adults often do.

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* Stuffy, and slightly aloof [[AutomatedAutomobiles K.I.T.T.]] from ''Series/KnightRider'' is routinely shown to have a surprisingly soft spot for children. This may be in part that most children children, unlike the adults, tend not to FreakOut when first meeting him, as adults and in fact, are more often do.than not, are actually enthralled by him.
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