Re: Characterization of the Knight - Nolan and Bale's Bruce Wayne/Batman - Part 2
Just let it be, it's a joke. We all know that what Alfred did was because he loved his surrogate son to keep him from killing himself. That scene was one of the highlights of the film for me.
A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended.