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Gift of Love: 9-year-old Robert

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Nine-year-old Robert loves playing outside on his bicycle and is a big fan of Spiderman. Now, all he needs is a forever family to call his own.

Robert was in awe during a special behind the scenes tour at the KLTV studios.

Despite being very delayed in his speech, and being hard to understand at first, Robert can quickly endear himself to whomever he is with.

The 9-year-old fireball has no difficulties understanding what is being said to him and Robert has a great memory!

Robert is always on the go.

"Robert is very active," said Cindy Hodges, an intensive adoption coordinator. "He likes to play outside and he likes to ride his bicycle."

Robert loves spending time outside in the fresh air.

"His current foster parents have animals and it's a farm type setting," said Hodges. "They tell us he is very helpful with taking care of the animals and he especially likes taking care of the chickens."

Robert also has an artistic side!

"He loves to draw," said Hodges. "He can sit with a pad of paper and pencil and just draw for hours and I think he's really pretty good."

Robert just finished the second grade and is enjoying his time off this summer. As for school, Robert does well but attends life skills classes due to his delayed speech.

"His teachers love Robert," said Hodges. "And he does very well in school and is very smart and is able to grasp. He just has to have the extra help in communication."

While communication may be a challenge for Robert, he is a young man who wants to love and be loved.

"He needs a family that has a lot of patience," said Hodges. "Probably Robert would do better as the youngest child in the family."

Robert needs a forever family who will help him overcome the frustration of being unable to express what is inside of him to the people around him and show him the gift of love.

If you'd like to know more about Robert call our Gift of Love hotline, toll-free, 1-888-kids-275.

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