I don't know where to post this, but here works because I'm uneasy about it.
It's not just the fairy tale of a prince for every damsel - fiction, particularly popular fiction for youth, is just full of caretaking in all forms. Whenever someone cries, they are consoled. When someone is sick, a friend is there day and night. When someone gets in trouble, some opportunity opens right up to redeem them. Those who reject another are either antagonists or come around eventually. It's so consistent outside of the very most psychologically exacting writers. The moral: where there is pain, it should be alleviated, just because it's pain. It's an attempt to seduce an infant, the infant inside.