I’m a 30-year-old Brazilian and I have my own personal history with an unreceived childhood toy. Brazil was a difficult place to live in during the 90’s and a father would promisse anything to keep his children from freaking out during a Sunday family lunch. Your text kind of touched me because of this.
I guess, details aside, kids are kids any and everywhere, and these little dramas (that are not little at all) stick with us forever until we finally give them a solution. Kids are kids regardless of nationality or background . And, I dare to say, regardless of age.