That is very true, Agnes. We live in crowded but disconnected world. Many people are desperate for affection. Apparently, there is the societal pressure to look "normal" that encourages people to hire fake relatives in Japan. But in this case, this mother's love and longing for affection is so real that it left me perplexed but emphatic for her choice.
Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts, Agnes. I really appreciate it.