You’re adopted, and we don’t talk about that enough. ‘Cause to me, you are every part my son. Maybe I don’t want you to feel like you stand out. But I need you to know something. I want you to stand out. I want all of you to be as different as you can possibly be. In all the best ways. I love you as much as a human heart can, kiddo. You are an exceptional young man.[to Randall]
Sometimes you’ll have to play up to the competition, sometimes you’ll have to play down. But play the game.
Hey, God. I know we only talk during play-off season, but if you’re listening, I’m concerned that my wife might be possessed by demons.
You’re gonna find your balance, Randall. And then you’re gonna lose it, and then you’re gonna find it again. That’s the ride. And you’re gonna make a lot of choices, and I’m probably not gonna be around for all of them. The choices you make are gonna be spectacular, because you are spectacular, son.
You asked me a question before. What is it that I love about you now. So I’m gonna start with the obvious. I love the mother that you are. I love that you are still the most beautiful woman in any room and that you laugh with your entire face. I love that you dance funny and not sexy, which makes it even sexier. But most of all, I love that you are still the same woman who, all those years ago, ran out of a blind date because she simply had to sing. You’re not just my great love story, Rebecca. You were my big break. And our love story, I know it may not feel like it right now, but baby, I promise you, it’s just getting started.
The moment I saw you, I knew you were my boy. You weren’t a choice, Randall, you were a fact. You were never a replacement, son. Do you understand?
Sometimes we lose things. Things that we love. And it makes us feel sad. Really sad. And I know right now it feels like the worst thing in the world. But I promise you, you’re gonna find something else to love.[to Kevin]
One day, a long time from now, you’re gonna meet someone who’s better than me. He’s gonna be stronger and handsomer and even better at board games than me. And when you find him, when you find that guy, that’s the guy you’re gonna marry. Oh, and he’s one lucky guy, the guy that gets to marry you, Katie girl. And your mom and me, we’re gonna be there, you know. Just to check him out. Make sure he’s as good at board games as you think that he is. And, assuming that he is, I’ll get to walk you down the aisle. And I may even cry a little.[to Kate]
No. No, come on, that’s BS. You don’t do that to your family. You find your soul mate, you get married, you stay together until you die, period.
I got this at a very hopeless time in my life. Someone very special gave it to me back in Vietnam. It’s a Buddhist symbol of purpose. I was feeling very lost when I got that. But I put it on and I moved forward. And you know when I was wearing it? The day you were born. The moment you came out, my number one. And when I held you, for the first time, right here in this hospital, it hit me like a bolt of lightning. You were my purpose, Kevin. And I swear to you, son, I swear to you, you will find yours.[to Kevin, about necklace]