‘Umar’s Affection Towards Children
Sinan Bin Salamah said:
During my childhood, I was once picking fallen dates under a date-palm tree. Suddenly ‘Umar cam and all the children ran away (lol!) but I remained.
When ‘Umar came near I said: “O leader of the believers, these dates had already fallen.“
‘Umar said: “Show me.“
After seeing them, ‘Umar said: “You have spoken the truth.”
I requested ‘Umar to come with me to my house, because if I went alone, then all the boys would catch me and take away my dates from me. ‘Umar accompanied me to my home.
[Abqariyah ‘Umar, p. 206]