The child that she defended from (in her words) being "whacked" with toys by another child was the same one that she painted this painting for this morning.
When the boy saw it, he got a huge grin on his face and exclaimed, "I want to keep this FOREVER!"
I'm so so proud of Lily for sticking up for her friends like this. I've seen her do this once before, I don't know if I mentioned it on here, but a bunch of kids were playing together after school and chasing each other and a boy grabbed a girl by the arm and wouldn't let her go. The girl was trying to get away as part of the game, and Lily ran over because she thought the girl was being mistreated. She does this thing where she brings her fists up to her chest and shakes them when she's really frustrated and the boy and another boy thought she was "putting up her dukes" so they did the same. A quick mama intervention diffused the situation.
Anyway, any kids who have Lily as a friend can count themselves lucky, and protected. :)