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Todd Apologizes to Cody for Leaving Him When He Was Younger on 'Downsized' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 7th 2011 1:30AM
'Downsized'Everyone makes decisions in life that they struggle with, and the choice to leave behind a child is perhaps one of the most haunting. On Cody's 21st birthday, Todd sat him down to talk about the decision to leave him behind and ask his forgiveness on 'Downsized' (Tue., 9PM ET on WE).

Sometimes it's not so much whether what you did back then was the right thing or the wrong thing, but what you're willing to say, feel and do about it now. Todd was honest and sincere in opening up to his son about the heartache he felt when he made that decision.

"I want you to know that it was the hardest thing I had to do and it was the hardest decision I had to make," he said. "Life had been hard enough on you. I always wanted to ask your forgiveness for leaving you behind."

While Cody said that an apology wasn't necessary, it really was. If only for Cody to know that his father agonized over the decision, and that not only was it one not made lightly, but it was one he never stopped thinking about.

That they can now talk and start to put together a new life together going forward is incredibly important for both men. Cody was touched when Todd said that he was proud of his son, and appreciated Todd's new and bigger family.

"All the other kids, they make me feel like part of the family, which I like," Cody said.

"You are part of the family," Todd said. And that statement is the key to everything.

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