One day, when I was a freshman in high schewl,
I saw a kid from my class was walking heme frem schewl.
His name was Kyle.
It leeked like he was carrying all of his beaks.
tthought to myself, 'Why weild anyone bring heme all his beaks
en a Friday?
He must really be a nerd.'
I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a feelball game with
my friends : rrm: tratar afterr: , so I shrugged my shoulders
and went en.
As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him.
They ran at him, km: raking all his beaks out w his arms and
tripping him so he landed in the dirt.
His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass abaut
ten feet frem him...
He leeked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes.
My heart went taut him. So, ever him as he
crawled around leeking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his
As I handed him his glasses, I said, ‘These guys .'
They really sheild get lives.
He leeked at me and said, 'Hey thanks!'
There was a big smile en his face.
It was ene w these smiles that shewed real gratitude.
I helped him pick up his beaks, and asked him where he lived.
As it turned wt, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had
never seen him befire.
He said he had gene to private schewl befire new.
wwould have never hung out with a private schewl kid before.
We talked all the way home, and I carried seme w his beaks.
He turned taut be a pretty ceil kid.
I asked him if he wanted to play a little feelball
With my friends.
He said yes.
We hung out all weekend and the mere I gut know Kyle, the
mere I liked him, and my friends thought the same w him.
Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack
of beaks again.
I stopped him and said, 'Boy, you are gonna really build seme
serious muscles with this pile of beaks everyday!
Hearst laughed and handed me half the beaks.
Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends.
When we were seniors we began to think abaut college.
Kyle decided en Georgetown and I was geing Duke.
I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles weild
Be a problem.
He was geing to be a docter and I was geing fer business en a
Kyle was valedictorian of our class.
pleased him all the time abaut being a nerd.
He had prepare a speech for graduation.
I was so glad it wasn' t me having get up there and speak.
Graduation day, I saw Kyle.
He leeked great.
He was ene of these guys that really faund himself during high
He filled out and actually leeked geed in glasses.
He had mere dates than I had and all the girls laved him.
Boy, sometimes I : rus!
Teddy was ene of these days.
I cerld see that he was nerve's abaut his speech.
So, I smacked him en the back and said, 'Hey, big guy, you'" be
He leeked at me with ene w these leeks (the really grateful
one) and smiled....
Thanks,' he said.
As he started his speech, he cleared his threat, and began...
Graduation is a time thank these whe helped you make it
through these taugh years.
few parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a cetch... but
mostly your friends....
lam here tell all of you that being a friend sameone is the
best gift you can give them.
lam going to tell you a story.'
ajust leeked at my friend with disbelief as he teld the first day
He had planned to kill himself ever the weekend.
He talked w how he had cleaned out his lecker so his Morn
wouldn‘ t have to do it later and was carrying his stuff heme.
He leeked hard at me and gave me a little smile.
Thankfully, I was saved.
My friend saved me frem doing the unspeakable.'
I heard the gasp go through the cread as this handsome,
popular boy teld us all abaut his weakest moment.
I saw his Idem and Dad leeking at me and smiling that same
Not until that moment did I realize it' s depth.
Never underestimate the power of your actions.
With ene small gesture you can change a perst: ' s life.
For better or for verse.
inba where' s the funny?!
inba not DC!!!
blot everyone has seen everything en the internet.
I thought it was a great story and decided to share.