Somebody Else's Kids Themes

Torey Hayden
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Caring for Others

Though Torey is officially a teacher, there's no doubt that she cares deeply for the student who arrive in her class. For the most part, she calls them beautiful and tells the story of each. Her caring drives her to something well past what is absolutely necessary. For example, Torey spends a great deal of time trying to find a support group for Claudia only to find that such a group doesn't exist in their community. There are many other examples, all testament to Torey's deep love for the children.

Another person who exudes this caring attitude is Lori. Though facing her own troubles, Lori feels a deep compassion for others. When Boo falls from the monkey bars, Lori's reaction is immediate hysteria. She later explains that to Torey, saying that it's much easier if she is the one injured because the means she knows how...

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