What Is It Like to Be Nice to Everybody?

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What Is It Like to Be Nice to Everybody?

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Eli D’Angelo has never met anyone he didn’t immediately like. Most of the conversations he strikes up with strangers begin with compliments, segue into a series of earnest questions about the person’s life, health, relatives and pets, and build up to an invitation to a sleepover. They always end with a hug and often with Eli telling his new friend, “I love you.”

Eighteen-year-old Eli is one of about 30,000 Americans with a genetic disorder that makes them irrepressibly friendly, indiscriminately trusting and…

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