Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it.
Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's too busy to notice Newt, even though he's a generous, selfless, unassuming hero of a kid.
Newt's main attraction is that he never feels sorry for himself, never blames or resents other people, even when they've clearly neglected him. He just goes about living and giving as usual.