Robert was a real bro. When I did Cub Scouts way back when, we were tight. He was a bit older than me, so his time to get promoted to the webelos (“we be loyal scouts”) came earlier. And you know what he did? He delayed his promotion just to stick with me. That is some legit bro, no man gets left behind material right there.
Then my time to move came.
Kinda makes me feel like an asshole, now that I think about it. He didn’t let time get in the way of a friendship, but I let space corrode it away over all these years. I’d rather not develop a guilt complex over this, but next time when someone makes a gesture of that magnitude for me, I will try harder not to let them down.