Kids have a calming effect on a lot of people. Unlike adults, they pose no threat. Bob doesn’t have to feel like a giant loser around his niece; there’s no competition there. Kids’ affection is pure and has a healing effect on people who don’t feel like the world is a safe place. Bob would be happier and mentally healthier if he spent less time online and more time with his niece.Well unless otherwise, Bob certainly loves his niece, and I don't mean it to be creepy but he is always happier whenever he talks about her.