WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO BE A FRIEND
November 1, 2000
One day a boy of about 16 years of age named Kyle was walking home from school. He was carrying many books and other items and was seemingly have a lot of trouble making it.
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kathleen H., Age 16 --- Illinois
Eventually, he tripped, and all the books and items fell from his arms. At that moment a young man named Will saw him from the other side of the road and walked over to see if there was anything he could do. He helped the boy pick up his things and carry them home.
In the next three months, him and the boy became very close. And then on the last day of school, Will found a note in his locker. It read:
You don't know this, but on that day three months ago, I had just cleaned out my locker. I was going to commit suicide. I thought no one cared about me. However, when you came over, I realized that someone did. So you see Will, when you picked up my books, you really picked up my life. Thank You,