In his current storyline on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Ryan Carnes (Lucas) is dealing with a lot of baby drama and it’s only going to get more emotional when the baby switch is revealed. But it was playing a dad in the upcoming movie The Perfect One that truly opened his heart and changed his life. “Meet Baby Delaney,” Carnes shared on Instagram with a photo of him and his precious litle co-star. “This sweet, sweet girl and her counterpart, Baby Hazel, who also plays my daughter are to of the sweetest souls I’ve ever had the pleasure of holding and locking eyes with.
“In fact, I’ve spent more time with these two little nuggets than I have with any other babies in my life,” he continued. “And I’m forever grateful. They have opened my heart in ways unimaginable. They have afforded me the opportunity to have patience, understanding, compassion, and a kind heart, the likes of which I’m not sure I’ve ever had with myself, let alone with anyone else. My time with them has been very special to me.”
The Perfect One is a thriller about what happens when a new mother gets more than she bargained for when she joins the neighborhood “mommy group” and Carnes revealed that despite the pressures of filming, he learned a valuable lesson from the girls. “During my time with them, something struck me,” he mused. “No matter how much they cried, no matter how upset they got, no matter how many times they didn’t do what we wanted or ‘needed’ them to do, we were constantly patient with them. We were consistently understanding. We didn’t get mad at them because they were behaving a certain way. We didn’t roll our eyes and judge them. We didn’t yell at them or storm out of the room on them. We didn’t say, ‘We don’t love you anymore.’ We loved them and let them figure it out and let them be until they were ready to come back to us or were done experiencing a certain emotional state.
“But unfortunately, as adults, it often seems so hard to do this with our families, our friends, and especially our lovers and partners,” Carnes added. “Imagine if we could remember to offer the people we love most the same amount of compassion and understanding that we offer babies. Imagine if we did that with strangers. For we all still experience from time to time the parts that are scared, angry, fearful, and just don’t feel understood and are just trying to figure out this crazy world. So what if we could love ourselves, our loved ones, and even strangers we pass on the street the way we love babies? What if we could look at everyone around us the same way babies look at us — with curiosity and unconditioned, untainted appreciation?”
Carnes appreciates his time with Delaney and Hazel and how they opened his eyes. And it’s also made him hopeful that one day he will be a father himself. “I’m grateful to have gotten to know these little beings and been afforded the opportunity to have patience with them that I maybe haven’t had with those I have loved,” he concluded. “And maybe someday I’ll have a daughter of my own.”
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