I am looking for words for a research project and possible commercial venture.
Is there one word in any other language that specifically means the protective love one feels for children that are not one’s own?
The word ‘storge’ seems to me to be close, but is more general, including love of country, and also seems to me to be more about the love for one’s own children, rather than children in general.
Example: Seeing that small, shivering child at the snowy bus stop, I felt overwhelmed by [word] and wanted so badly to bring him a warm coat.
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