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Age does not matter in friendship

That old man used to sit in the park each day and he was always so lost. Maybe, he thought about the times that went by. He looked so lost in time. I used to see him in the park each day. I am Jim and I am 14 years old, I play with my friends in the park. One day, I saw that man too lost, so I went and asked him. "Hello uncle, can I help you with anything." He did not reply and kept quiet. I thought that maybe he does not talk to children! I asked him again, why do you look so sad all the time? His reply was rather fitting that I am too small to understand.

I told him that I could very well understand the emotions of the heart. He started talking and told that he had a happy family. His son earned well and he had a caring wife. One day his wife died of cardiac arrest and he lost all his happiness. He then tried to move on and told his son to get married. His son was caring until he did what his wife said. His wife did not like him staying with them, so they decided to give him a one-room apartment instead. Now, in his lonely years he yearns for company. I had tears in my eyes, as I could understand his plight.

I told him that he could call me his friend, as I will always be there when he needs me. Slowly, we developed a good bonding and started playing together. We had so much to discuss and talk about in life. I could see that spark in his eyes and that lost sheen that he had lost. Age does not matter when friendship is true.

I knew I had a best friend in him and I am proud of this fact that this friendship is still alive.
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