I woke, recently, to Gavin yelling, “Dog pile!” and leaping onto me. A moment later, I heard his voice, muffled by the pillow, mutter, “We need more humans.”
That is one of the episodes that will make me happy for the rest of my life. Like my little brother, running through a meadow, shrieking because a butterfly was chasing him. In fiction, we call it a character moment.