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This perk greatly improves your interactions with children, usually in the form of unique dialogue options.— Fallout 3 in-game description

Child at Heart is a perk in Fallout 3. It was also cut from Fallout: New Vegas.

Fallout 3

The Child at Heart perk greatly improves your interactions with children, some adults and a robot, usually in the form of unique dialogue choices.

Additional dialogue

Little Lamplight

The Child at Heart perk is particularly useful in Little Lamplight, where a lot of children are present.

Other areas

Fallout: New Vegas

Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

This perk exists as unimplemented content in Fallout: New Vegas and there are a few uses for it that still exist in the game's files, but because there are very few children in the Mojave Wasteland, it was left out.

Bitter Springs refugees

Regardless of which greeting is heard, player receives the Barnabas bear.

"The man with the spiky hat comes into camp at night."

"I say. Would you like some of this absolutely delightful confection I found? I've been grazing on it all day."

"I like you. Will you take Barnabas bear to New Vegas when you go?"

"Did you know ants can get *this* big?"

"I saw snake puppies in the hills."


Lindsay is the Mini Boomer at the Nellis Air Force Base who is missing her teddy bear, Mister Cuddles.

>Think really hard. What were you doing when you saw him last?

"Oh! I remember now. I was playing hide-and-seek in the big hangar. Mr. Loyal made us leave, though."


Max is the boy in Freeside who chases his friend Stacey around with Euclid's C-Finder.

>I'm a space soldier. The general sent me to ask you to borrow your gun to stop an alien invasion.

"Really? Cool! Bring it back to me when you're done, okay? I think Stacey might be turning into an alien."


Melody is the slave girl at The Fort.

>{Child At Heart}Don't worry - I won't tell on you if you don't tell on me.

"Okay. Um... do you think you could help me?"

Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.