A heart touching Story of Friendship

This was a really awesome story i found online, i wanted to share it with you guys, 🙂  –

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books, and I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.”

I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran right up to him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him.

Then he looked up, and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes. My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him and as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye. As I handed him his glasses, I said, “Those guys are jerks. They really should get a life.”

He looked at me and said, “Hey thanks!” There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude. I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I would have never hung out with a private school kid before. We talked all the way home, and I carried his books.

He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play football on Saturday with me and my friends. He said yes. We hung all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him. Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, “Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!”

He just laughed and handed me half the books. Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends. When we were seniors, began to think about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown, and I was going to Duke.

I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor, and I was going for business on a football scholarship. Kyle was valedictorian of our class and I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn’t me having to get up there and speak.

On Graduation Day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than me and all the girls loved him. Boy, sometimes I was jealous. Today was one of those days.

I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, “Hey, big guy, you’ll be great!” He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one), and smiled. “Thanks,” he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began.

“Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach… but mostly your friends. I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story.”

I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met . He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker, so his Mom wouldn’t have to do it later, and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile.

“Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.” I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and Dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize its depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person’s life. For better or for worse. God puts us all in each other’s lives to impact one another in some way. Look for God in others.

“Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”

I agree with this. Your one action can really change a person’s life. or motivate someone. And friends are the most important part about your life. A friend does have a major impact on you. Many times i have found myself being depressed and lonely. I don’t know if its hormones or just me. But a message from a friend on whatsapp or facebook instantly makes me forget about my  depression and i’m all happy and cheerful again. 🙂

Like Aristotle said –

“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god. ”

We are all social animals. I have never found or met anyone who “does not partake of society”. And now days there are so many social networking websites, I don’t think this generation can ever feel lonely, You can always connect with someone online or just call them up.

So, don’t judge people by their appearances, be kind to all and keep smiling 🙂



49 thoughts on “A heart touching Story of Friendship”

  1. So true about not feeling lonely with all the social networking out there, but more importantly because there are so many incredibly wonderful and supportive people out there giving of their time to strangers every day. Loved the Aristotle quote. Have a great weekend. Paulette

  2. I love your story “me”. I wish I have a friend like that. Don’t worry I’m not thinking of killing myself. I still have so many stories to share. Only a week left, then what?

    1. everyone use to avoid me to but i never wanted to kill myself
      a free advise everyone is searching for a true friend but there is no such thing as a true friend .

      1. O come on.. There are true friends.. and u can find them only when you look for their heart and not the way they talk to you…😊😊☺☺😀😀 search and you will find.

  3. Nice story! I agree that small gestures can change a person’s life. It motivates person or sometimes degrade people. Its true friends are quite angels who lift us to our feet when our wings forget how to fly…. In addition, friends are also the one’s who lift us to our hearts when our lips have trouble remembering how to smile……..

  4. ” Never underestimate the power of your actions ” – this line is something very powerful and true. Since we have come on this earth individually we need to realise the responsibility we all owe to ourselves by taking care of every small thought and action that comes across our mind. That thought or action can change the world around us of which we are a part and can change our lives also.

      1. Awwwww! Wish there were more English stories though cos I have no idea how old high school kids r…

  5. This line “Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.” was exactly true…

  6. i dn’t have any frnd…i m so much alone in this world….i love this story…i wanna such frnd i m always trying to find new frnd bt no one can undrstand me…

  7. I was listening to a silent emotional instrumental and immediately thought of reading something emotional too so that I can visualize and feel it. I read the story while listening to music. I was able to visualize the story and half the story I was in tears. At the end, my parents asked me why I was crying. Unfortunately I couldn’t give them the same experience what I had while reading this story and listening to the music. Glad to find this. I shall repost this at my blog http://www.syedusman.cocm

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