Actually, ever since Bill fell in love with Brooke, his attitude has changed. He is much softer towards Hope, and even with Rick, he is not as agressive as he used to be. Brooke has positive effect on him, and it all comes so naturally, she doesn't even have to ask him, he does it on his own. Unlike what happens with Katie, who has to nag and demand and walk out and have a heart attack to get Bill to do something she wants.
LOVED the Brill scene today. So touching. The many Brill fans out there are so happy today and we deserve it! :D