The kid pulled his own tooth. After a week of working on it, he wrapped a piece of dental floss around it and yanked on it. The surprise and excitement that ensued was such that he first screamed in delight, jumped up and down and then burst into tears!!
It has been a long time since I have allowed myself to become so emotional about something. It would do us all some good to break that shell that life has caused us to build around ourselves, the safety of the protection, while a good thing can also be harmful.