A Touching Letter – A Story we would share, but would we act?



#1 A Touching Letter

“One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. It looked like he was carrying all of his books.I thought to myself, “Why would anyone take 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 friend the next afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.
Suddenly I saw a bunch of kids running towards him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him up so that he landed in the dirt.”


#2 His Name Was Kyle

“His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about 10 feet from him. When he looked up I saw a terrible sadness in his eyes. My heart went out to him, so I jogged over to him, helped him up and gave him his glasses. When the boy was back on his feet, I said, “Those guys are jerks. They should really get lives.” He looked at me and said, “Hey thanks!” There was a huge smile on his face. One of those smiles that shows real gratitude.

It turned out that he lived in my neighborhood so we took off together towards home. I quickly learned that he was a pretty cool guy. His name was Kyle. I asked him if he wanted to play football on the weekend. He said yes. We hung out all weekend and my friends and I really got to like him.”

#3 They Planned To Separate

“The next Monday morning I saw Kyle again with his huge stack of books. I stopped him and joked: “Damn boy, you’re really gonna build some muscles carrying this pile of books every day!” Kyle just laughed and handed me half the books. Over the next 4 years, Kyle and I became best friends. In the final year we both began to think seriously about college. Kyle decided to go to Georgetown, and I was going to Duke. We both knew that the friendship would still be there despite the miles. He was going to be a doctor and I was going to study business on a football scholarship. Kyle was, of course, valedictorian of our class.”

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