Mitch wonders, if he were ill like Morrie but had no family, if the emptiness would be unbearable. Mitch mentions Morrie’s sons, who are, like Morrie, extremely loving and affectionate, but whom Morrie instructed to not stop their lives to take care of him, showing respect for their autonomous lives. Morrie says that when people ask about having children or not, he never tells them what to choose, but just tells them instead that there’s no experience like having children because of the deep bond between parent and child. When Mitch asks Morrie if he’d have children again, Morrie replies that he’d definitely do it again, despite the pain he experiences knowing he’s going to die and leave them. At that, Morrie begins to cry.