Laughter is a helpful part of Jamil's life, starting with the animals where he lives. There are two peacocks that peek in the windows. Jamil, 11, calls them nosy and then goes out to give them bread and grain.
And there's a billy goat that strolls over when the children are going downhill on the driveway. He butts his head softly in their backs and pushes them along.
Jamil's social worker describes him as affectionate, a child who greets people with a hug. His foster mother says, "He's a joy, and he enjoys life."