When you're a parent, stories about children suffering can't fail to affect you.
I've never met Matthew Engel, but he's an editor of Wisden and an entertaining writer, so I make a point of reading his stuff. His latest piece for the Guardian touches with love, hope and humour on the fragility of life and his son's death a few weeks ago from a very aggressive form of cancer that predominantly affects the young.
I defy any parent to read this and not be moved. I cried. And then I hugged my own kids.