On my 17th birthday I received the best present ever. I grew up getting everything I ever wanted. I received clothes, electronics, 2 trips to Europe but nothing could compare to this one gift. I went to my chorus class and my friends had a cake for me. I was content. A girl named Emily walked into the room and gave me a large rolled up piece of paper. Emily has a mental disability. I rolled out the paper and on this 20" x 12" paper she had drawn a cross and 40+ stars(all in different colors). A tear began to roll down my face. A single act of kindness a day resulted in her making this beautiful marker-made poster. One conversation every morning meant the world to her. On the back of the poster it said, "Happy Birthday to my best friend".
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