Everyone’s deepest desire is to be liked and accepted for who they are.
In the year 2018, Dominique and Kevin Gill came to the conclusion that they would want to welcome a little boy called Andrew into their modest house in Nashville, Tennessee. When they heard the child’s narrative at that time, it caused an intense amount of pain in their hearts.
The information in his file indicates that he has been detained ever since he was only six years old. Dominique disclosed in her interview that at this point, his parents’ legal rights had already been revoked and that he and his four siblings had all been adopted instantly.
This was an extremely harrowing event for a little child of his age to go through. Soon after, Andrew, even at such a young age, began to pull away from the individuals in his immediate environment. The Gills wanted to take him in as a foster child and demonstrate to Andrew what it is like to feel like he belongs somewhere.
“During his first week living with us, he spent much of his time looking at old photographs while sitting alone in his room with the door closed. “He didn’t want to speak,” Andrew’s foster parents stated in their conversation with the reporter.
A kid needs to be raised in a family environment that is characterized by love, respect, and attentiveness. Sadly, this is not the reality that the vast majority of us are familiar with. Andrew is just one of many children who, like so many others, yearns to belong to a family that he can call his own.
The feeling of loneliness and isolation increases as one waits for another person to accept or adopt them. These youngsters often experience feelings of rejection because of unmet expectations and broken hearts. Because of this, some of them deliberately prefer to seem hostile, maintain a challenging demeanor, and keep to themselves.
This is their way of protecting themselves from being injured again in the future.
Andrew was not an exception to this rule. According to Dominique, Andrew exhibited poor behavior on a regular basis, and he kept to himself a lot. He would lock himself in his room and yell at anybody who tried to approach him or get too near to him.
The Gills were adamant about not giving up on Andrew. They were aware that he was going through something, and their goal was to make him feel as though there are still people who are ready to make an effort to show their affection for him.
When Andrew came to see them at their house, Joc, Dominique’s kid, did not sense any kind of connection with him at all. That is until they discovered that they had a great deal in common with one another. The next day, they both made the decision to play video games, during which they discovered that they had a shared fondness for Pop-Tarts; this was the beginning of a wonderful relationship between the two of them.
Now, Andrew has not only found his home for the rest of his life, but he has also discovered happiness, love, and a best friend.
The stunning film came to a conclusion when Joc declared, “This is my brother, Andrew,” echoing Andrew’s introduction of his sibling.
The events of Andrew’s life tell us that love has the power to overcome many obstacles and that everyone has the right to be welcomed and loved.