At his father’s urging, Ryheim said that he used to want to be a doctor, but now he wants to be a genetic engineer.
Tears had begun to form in the little scholar’s eyes while his father was speaking about how proud he is of him and how much he loves him. Ellis asked what had Portlock said to make him cry, and Ryheim, struggling to speak said, “[When he said] that he really looks forward to me growing up and becoming… “
Portlock jumped in and finished the sentence for him: “Whatever you want to be,” he said.
Watch the touching moment below: