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Paul McCartney, 1972

If you are lucky enough to have a childhood friend, try your hardest to grow old with them.
These friends lived through curfews and Polaroid pictures with you. These friends know your parents and siblings because they had to call your house first to speak with you. Your memories are not frozen in time on social media, but live on nonetheless.
Most importantly, they remember the person you were before the world got ahold of you, so they have this crazy ability to love you no matter what.
They are the living, breathing reflection of where you have been. and so, just when you think you’ve lost yourself for good, they are there to bring you face-to-face with your true self, simply by sharing a cup of coffee with them.
As your world grows and becomes larger and more complicated than your backyard, even if you establish a life elsewhere, I hope your childhood friends remain lifelong allies, because mine have saved my life on more than one occasion.
—  TRACK TWENTY ONE | Alicia Cook, Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately

When your prof gives your class a one week extension on two big assignments without being asked, just because he realizes that he assigned a lot of work with little time…

SO GRATEFUL for sympathetic, thoughtful people. Made my day and seriously decreased my stress levels because holy moly I have been overwhelmed with school work recently!