I was so close to tears. I could feel them just behind my eyelids threatening to spill out any second. I could feel my face crumpling into a little ball, my lip quivering...I needed a friend. I was surrounded by friends, but something was missing. And then I realized. I was having the worst day of my entire life, and NO ONE cared.
I recently gained the status of "class clown", always the one they look toward for a laugh, and usually I'm happy to comply. But then I realized that due to my new position, nobody took me seriously any longer. Somehow everybody had forgotten that the class clown, no matter how silly, has feelings too.
So I walked alone, apart from my group, and cradled my tears, not allowing myself to cry, when I felt a presence beside me. I looked up and there was a stranger, a boy I'd never met.
"Are you okay?" he asked, and my tears began to fall.
"Thanks," I said, smiling despite my tears.
"For what?" he asked.
"I needed that." I answered.
Submitted by Anonymous
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Sami Y from McMinnville NOVEMBER 13, 2008
This is a true friend, it is so sweet.
Jennifer S. from Pheonix, Arizona SEPTEMBER 21, 2008
"Some people come in and out of your life but only true friends leave footprints in your heart." Some people forget that everyone has feelings and that everyone needs someone sometime. Your story makes me think of my best friend C.J., he is always there for me and sometimes that is all you need is to feel that someone is there for you. I'm so thankful for my best friend!
Minnie V. from Irvine, California USA FEBRUARY 29, 2008
Wow, I was so touch and moved by this story. There are many people out there that are so caught up in themselves that they don't even bother to acknowledge someone else's feelings. I have had many bad days in my life so I understand those feelings.
Mariagnee M. from California, USA FEBRUARY 22, 2008
Amazing. Plain & simple.
Isiaku G. from Nigeria DECEMBER 23, 2007
This story is really touching.