I guess the only logical way this would ever happen is in my own delusional little dreamworld. I just really wanted to draw something showing the seldom-seen tender, loving side of Bob, and I substituted Maggie for his son Gino for numerous reasons.
1. We're all far more familiar with Maggie than Gino, and can therefore relate to her presence better.
2. I was never happy with the fact that Bob got married and had a kid. Dunno why.
3. Nothing against Gino, but he just doesn't capture my heart the way Maggie always has.
4. I think there's something more touching about a man showing affection for a child, especially one that's not his own.
It tears me up to see siblings hate each other, and I mean beyond the normal capacity of sibling rivalry. I always ache for those friends of mine whose brothers and/or sisters back-stab and disown them for no reason at all. And it disgusts me to see grown men so obsessed with proving their masculinity that they refuse to ever hug a male friend or relative.
I don't have a biological brother, but I have a friend 9 years younger than me who I've known all his life, and we are so close that, although we are both the only children in our separate families, we consider ourselves brother and sister. We've adopted each other. He means the world to me, and I can't imagine how one can love a brother without showing it.
That's why I drew this picture. Remember, the last time you saw your brother may very well be the last time you'll ever see him in this life. Don't end up regretting the tender words or the hug that you never gave him. ^_^