like, i can’t speak for anyone else but personally a genuine unprompted apology is one of the greatest human expressions ever
creatures do terrible things to each other all the time but we are capable through language to illustrate our remorse for things that we have done wrong no matter how little they are
i mean don’t get me wrong, some apologies mean nothing compared to the calamity of whatever was done wrong, but small hurtful things in the world can be mended so casually if we just apologize - people talk about how humanity is so evil as a whole but personally i think that the capability to apologize in a language and mend things that are broken kind of disproves that
especially in parents. parents are only human, they make mistakes, and it is their job to be a figure of authority in your life. i really admire parents that are willing to admit their mistakes to their children when they happen but still endeavor to do their best in guiding them.