The one on the left is my unofficially adopted third child. My son's (the one on the right for those keeping score) best friend. He has a very sad story, and I can't help but take him in whenever possible. If his mother would allow me to have him over even more I would. Hell, I'd adopt him.
You know that saying that goes "No matter how badly you have it, someone else has it worse?" It's true, he's proof.
And you would never know it by talking to him. He's one of the most grateful, loving children I've ever met.