TODAY   |  December 27, 2009

‘Primal nurturing bond is there,’ Goldman says

Dec. 28: David Goldman talks to TODAY’s Meredith Vieira about the first moments with his son Sean on their flight back to the U.S. from Brazil.

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>>> to show someone how much you care.

>>> now to more of our exclusive interview with david goldman, who just spent christmas with his son, sean, for the first time in five years. we were with them exclusively and talked to david about his tender moments with sean as they flew back home from brazil.

>> i kneeled next to his chair and patted his head and held his hand. told him how much i loved him. and that we're going, we're going to have some fun and you're going to see your grandma and grandpa. and he was again, do you -- do you play the wii game? he was just trying to think of what a kid, he was clinging on to things he knows are going to make him happy. and instead of really letting what just happened affect him.

>> well it's hard for an adult to take this in, much less a 9-year-old child who's going to leave the world for five and a half years.

>> and go back to the world he knew. and that is the key, he was there for over four years and i had been his primary caretaker. and that primal nurturing bond is there.

>> but you know, he's very