I love ragging on shitty mage meme Donald, but I'm equally as fond of Mom-friend Donald. I like to think that when Sora gets homesick, or cries, that Donald goes mother hen on him. Do you see Donald and Goofy as parental at all?
I completely agree with you. I actually really love Sora’s friendship with Donald, even though they pick on each other so often in my doodles. I think their bickering is just a part of their friendship– they’re both stubborn and don’t like to admit when they’re wrong, and their different temperaments are bound to lead to clashes when they disagree on how to approach a problem.
But Sora and Donald care so much about each other!! Goofy too!! I love their friendship ahhhh!
And it’s a bit difficult to explain, but I don’t think Donald and Goofy think of Sora like a son. They’re older and find themselves trying to guide him with the knowledge they’ve gained from their own experiences. But they’re on equal footing. Anyone with friends older than they are might understand what I mean!
(They do get very protective of him and can’t help mother-henning at times though. Sora don’t touch that. Sora don’t do that. SORA!!!)