al­ways THERE For YOU

WKND - - Points Of View -

Back in kinder­garten, when we first en­tered the room, we were afraid to talkto any­one. But grad­u­ally, we all find that one per­son who is just like us. Within about a minute, con­ver­sa­tions start. There’s a feel­ing like we knew the other per­son since birth and from the non, we can’t wait to go back to kinder­garten, just to see that one per­son again. It all starts with the men­tion of our name and a small hobby, and soon, we are call­ing each other best friends. The ar­ti­cle on friend­ship (‘ I’ll Be There For You,’ Aug 5) shows that even to­day, we don’t quite think be­fore call­ing a per­son ‘ friend’, yet they make us thank­ful we call them that. We can have many friends but there’s al­ways this one per­son with whom we share a bond that is tied by the golden thread of emo­tions, uni­fied with hopes and dreams. A friend is some­one who­has been with us through it all. From tears to smiles. From play­ful fights to prob­lems. From fears to achieve­ments. From prank calls to late night talks; they’ve been there to hold us when we fall or to give us the biggest hugs when we suc­ceed. Our sim­i­lar­i­ties give us life­long mem­o­ries, and the jokes that come with it, just deep­ens the pure love wes hare. They can know the worst of us but they’ve al­ways stood right be­side us whenwe need themto. As a young stu­dent, my friends and I share a com­mon fear about los­ing con­tact af­ter we step into the real world, but this re­minder fades the fear. No mat­ter how dis­tant we are, the love and bond we share can never break us apart. “A friend is some­one who knows the song in your heart, and sings it back to you when you’ve for­got­ten the words.” Thank you wknd. for high­light­ing the im­por­tance of friend­ship!

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