To the naked eye, Gerald might have been your “stereotypical” Black kid. His larger than life ‘fro was the only one on the block, and his red “33” jersey suggested a love for sports. But what was refreshing to see was that he came from a two-parent home filled with love. It wasn’t the “fend for yourself” attitude that the Pataki household had given to Helga as she watched her parents deal with a loveless marriage.