To the guys who feel like they can't interact with children
To the guys who see a lost kid crying at the grocery store and want to do something but can’t in fear of looking like a kidnapper
To the guys who get harassed out in public with their younger siblings
To the fathers who are treated like predators for being around their own children
To the male teachers who get worried looks from parents worried about leaving their child with a man
I see you, you aren’t creepy, it’s okay. I respect men who are good with kids, who actually care and actually want to help when a lost child is scared, who are passionate enough to help their siblings or to spend time with their children, who have made it their profession to educate children.
I’m sorry that society makes you too nervous to be able to show the same platonic affection to children that women are able to.