To The Friend Who Never Left, Even During The Darkest Times
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To The Friend Who Never Left, Even During The Darkest Times

I hope I can repay you someday for all that you have done for me.

To The Friend Who Never Left, Even During The Darkest Times

Dear best friend,

I've been meaning to write this for such a long time, but so many things happened in a very short span of time. College seized all my energy quicker than I expected.

There is just one thing I need to clarify: This isn't a letter requiring a response from you, but I nonetheless want you to keep and remember this forever.

I can't possibly compose all my gratitude to you in a single letter, but I will try.

On February 7, something tragic happened. I lost someone who meant so much to me. He was an incredible teacher, father-figure and inspiration to many, and I was one of the few lucky ones blessed to be taught and mentored by such a wonderful man.

That evening, when the nurse told me he passed away, I immediately subsided. You saw how I collapsed, and I didn't think it was possible for me to get back up. But somehow, a few hours later, you saved me. I was smiling and undergoing a rigorous interview which, hours ago, I was about to cancel — but I ended up doing it and I did so well, all thanks to you.

I don't think you know how much you saved me that day. I'm not just talking about the interview. I was a huge physical and emotional mess that evening. At that point, I felt like I had lost a big part of my sanity, but with your graciousness, I resurfaced.

With your help, I got a grip on myself.

With your help, I was able to focus and restore tranquility to my soul.

With your help, I made it home safely.

This just goes to show what an incredible person you are. Your small acts of kindness that day had a big impact on me. You did the impossible. I may have lost a lot that day, but the compassion and encouragement you bestowed upon me was unforgettable.

Thank you so much. I hope I can repay you someday for all that you have done for me.

You are such a great person.

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