It was a Friday and all the high school kids were waiting for the bell to ring. They all were thinking about how to spend their weekend.
Mike walked off school with a hand full of books and looked like he had a cumbersome backpack. His thick glasses were slipping on his nose and he was struggling to carry those extra loads
— Mike’s weird act drow John’s attention. John was a good student with good grades too, but a fun one. While John was secretly staring at Mike, some kids pushed Mike purposely and threw him with all his unnecessary loads on the asphalt.
John couldn’t help it and ran to Mike and helped him pick up his books.
John said: “Dude, are you sure you need all these books over one weekend? You have to bring them back on Monday again. Next time leave some in your locker. Let me walk with you to your place to help you carry some.”
Mike quietly said: “Thank you.”
John asked for mike’s address and realized they live in the same street.
John said: “Oh, that’s strange. I haven’t seen you in the neighborhood before. If you like, we can leave your books at your place and go to my home to play video games.”
Mike liked the idea. He opened his house’s front door, put the books down, and yelled: “Mom, Dad, I’m going to john’s house at number 34 to play video games.”
Four years passed, and it was time for the graduation party, and the best student had to make a speech. John and Mike stayed best friends all these years and had the best marks, but Mike was the one with a higher score to make the speech.
The part of Mike’s speech that made John and some other kids and parents cry was:
“That Friday in my first year of high school, I cleaned all my locker so my parents wouldn’t have to do that after I’m gone. I thought to start high school would be different, but I still was bullied by other kids. No one would like to be a friend with a looser, because their reputation was crucial. But John saved me that Friday. I was going home to commit suicide and end this miserable life. John changed my life and I promise I will stay strong and never give up hope.”
Let’s pay attention more and be there for each other.
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