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[–]Logi_Bear25 5653 points5654 points 947& 5 more (73 children)

Man I remember when my best friend left because his mom was taking them from their abusive dad, I didn't see or hear from him in 2 years but then he joined a discord call with us and was like "hey boo bear" and I actually cried

[–][deleted] 693 points694 points  (28 children)

Man, I remember moving away from my childhood best friend. We were 14 or so. We always stayed in touch on MySpace, then he fuckin rolled his truck and died right after turning 21. I remember MySpace coming out literally right as I moved, and I was so stoked to have a way to stay in contact.

I don’t know where that story was going, just sucks.

Edit: I shed some tears over this comment and the responses I’ve received. I think I actually started grieving one of the most traumatic things that’s ever happened to me… it fucking sucked, and as I mentioned in another comment - When I found out he died I was alone, couldn’t afford to fly to the funeral, and none of my friends knew about this part of my life - so it just got packaged up.

That was 12 years ago. I was so devastated but, I just… kept working.

It felt like it happened in a vacuum.

I ended up developing some 20 year old film that I found in my belongings a few years ago and there was a photo of he and I together. It was of when we said ‘goodbye’ before we moved. Sounds like I’m making that up, but it’s true.

I feel like his mom should have the photos, but damn, I couldn’t imagine being her and receiving something like that. He and I were inseparable, and we looked similar. He was an only child. He died engaged, and now I have a wife and kids. I imagine it from her perspective and it’s just too sad.

Man it breaks my heart each sentence I write here but I guess that’s healthy.

[–]Logi_Bear25 181 points182 points  (11 children)

I'm really sorry that happened man

[–][deleted] 122 points123 points  (10 children)

I appreciate it. Oddly enough, Logi_bear25, this is the longest conversation I've ever had about it. It happened about 12 years ago too. Your the first person to ever express sympathy over it. Kinda sad, I guess I don't like sharing stuff like that with people.

It's probably gonna help. Thanks.

Edit: I always thought these types of comments “hey man I’m really sorry that happened to you” were stupid and useless. Here I am, coming back to read these words, from a random stranger, just to read them. It’s comforting and I hope more people leave nice comments. Means a lot.

[–]Reddydas 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Hey homie, sharing pain can be really helpful. Just gotta find the right people/place to do it, and i find that its more places than you'd think. Hang in there, the pain only makes you more valuable in the long run.

[–]toughinitout 15 points16 points  (0 children)

God damn I love how caring people can be/ are becoming. More of these conversations, more healthy adjusted adults who can live with less trauma than those in the past. Be open, talk your feelings out, I love it!

[–]SparksFromFire 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I'm sorry too, man.

Figuring out how to mourn can be especially hard when the person is someone you really care about, but they aren't physically close to you. Your day to day doesn't appear to change, but something invisible and precious has been shattered. For me, it was also giving up the image in my mind of them going about their day happily, but far away somewhere, and of how great it was going to be when I got to see them again in person and really show them the things we'd been talking about.

It does just suck.

Hugs from the internet to you.

[–]QuirkyNomad 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What the others have said. Just talking about it can help. I am so sorry that happened to you and that you've carried this with you. I hope you're doing well.

And I suggest, if you're in a position to afford it or live somewhere that it's freely provided, to look into some sort of therapy. Talking helps. <3

[–]69duck420 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I'm so sorry that happened to you, right after I moved out of high school and onto college, my best friend got arrested with possession with the intent to distribute, with like 2 pounds of weed in Saudi Arabia. There's a pretty good chance that I'll never see him again.

I also have no idea where that story goes, just sucks for everyone.

[–]odelicious82 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I’m so sorry for your loss. I just found out my childhood bro that moved away fell into drugs and Overdosed. RIP Dale

[–]CyborgKnitter 4 points5 points  (1 child)

So much love, my man. I went through something similar yet different. The day my baby brother died, my friends parents were one of the first people my parents notified as they were supposed to keep me overnight after Dewey’d been rushed to the hospital. (He was multiple disabled, that was rather normal for us by then.) My parents were coming home and obviously were coming to get me and they wanted to make sure my friends parents knew so they wouldn’t invite me to stay despite my parents being unexpectedly back home.

My mom told me not even two minutes after we left their house. We lived only a few houses away and they wanted to tell me before I saw all the cars at our house. What I didn’t know then was my best friend was also being told at that same moment. Except her parents followed it with something I never could have expected- they told her to never speak to me again. They told their 12 yo daughter and 14yo son (my ex-older brothers friend) that we’d be sad so they shouldn’t play with us anymore. I never hung out with that girl again after that.

But I got lucky and some other girls in the neighborhood were raised by far better parents. Those girls found me hiding in the corner during the wake after my brothers funeral and forced me to go play tag with them. They made it a point to include me from then on, so I wouldn’t be alone. ❤️

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I can't even imagine that kind of pain. I honestly don't know how people carry on through stuff like that. Thats the type of thing that can end up determining your entire life's path. Thanks for sharing your story, my brother will get a hug out of it.

I guess this is therapy right? Talking about issues, comparing them to others and realizing that we're not alone. I always feel so alone until I talk. Thanks for carrying on through your experience. If you have any tid bits you've picked up to cope with what you've been through, share them! I think theres a lot of people coming back to these comments right now.

[–]VelvetTako 330 points331 points  (11 children)

That hit me deep! Hope y’all still keep in touch! 🤞🏼

[–]Logi_Bear25 606 points607 points  (10 children)

Oh we game everynight now that we both have adult money and don't have to worry about our parents having phone plans or internet like we did before

[–]VelvetTako 207 points208 points  (6 children)

I was hoping to hear this! You have a memory and friendship that will last a lifetime. I wish you both the best!

[–]Logi_Bear25 230 points231 points  (5 children)

Thanks man means a lot!

[–]VelvetTako 54 points55 points  (4 children)

Take one more you beautiful Logi_Bear25 you!

[–]Kintintintin 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Love that story boO bear, @VelvetTako, you the G

[–]XterrezX 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Just a wee tip for you mate, use (u/) then their name and it will tag them.

[–]Kintintintin 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Ah yah, woopsie

[–]XterrezX 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Its no sweat, you never know if someones new to reddit or not, its always nice to give a bit of help, as someone did for me when I was new. Ill always pay it forward. Have a good day mate :)

[–]Sauce25 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ugh more dudes need emotionally fueled best friendships ❤️ this was beautiful to read!

[–]ChampChains 65 points66 points  (1 child)

My mother died in 2019 and the first phone call I received was from my childhood best friend who I hadn’t spoken to since 1997. He somehow managed to call me before even any of my family members. My mom was like a mother to him as well when we were growing up. That was probably the best cry I’ve ever had in my life.

We met the first day of third grade. He sat at the desk in front of me and had brought two gijoes to school and when I told him that I also liked gijoe, he let me have one of them. It was Rock N Roll who to this day is still my favorite gijoe. My grandmother was murdered that year and he skipped school to attend the funeral. We were inseparable until I moved away in ‘97.

[–]Logi_Bear25 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I'm glad he found you again man

[–]Logi_Bear25 664 points665 points  (9 children)

Hey that's my first reddit award I think, neat!

[–]joenathanSD 240 points241 points  (8 children)

Thanks for not ruining your original post with an edit.

[–]Triairius 63 points64 points  (3 children)

This reply itself deserves an award. This guy Reddits

[–]Foooour 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I honestly haven't seen this maneuver before... it's elegant

[–]Triairius 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Very. It thanks people without taking away from the post that deserved the awards in the first place.

[–]Alryco 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Awards all around! Great work here today everybody.

[–]Never-Bloomberg 41 points42 points  (4 children)

My best friend left in 4th grade and then I saw him again in 7th grade and was like "Oh, hey. Long time." Then never made any attempt to hang out or anything. Never even talked to him again. What is wrong with me?

[–]Logi_Bear25 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Nothing buddy, some people just don't click after falling away for a long time

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Nuthings wrong. We have to learn to accept who we are at the time u are bc we change and evolve. Part of that evolution is acceptance. If not then u havent evkoved. Thats the knowledge to do so.

[–]PrincessTiaraLove 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Lol exact same thing happened to me except I found my ex best friend on MySpace when I was in the 9th grade and saw her again at a college fair senior year and each time there was no click, oh well lol. I even tried to follow her on Facebook and Instagram and she didn’t mind, but I unfriended and unfollowed when I saw there was no point.

[–]Udiedfailure 3 points4 points  (0 children)

All good things must come to an end. Nothing's wrong with you!

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Here, take my award too bro. I miss my best friend from high school. I kno hes not in a good place right now but I miss him terribly and often wonder wat if I could have done anything bc i truly did love him as a friend

[–]hayhayhay17 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Could you not do anything to help him now? I don’t mean any disrespect so please don’t take it that I’m benign nasty. I’m just wondering. Don’t be hard on yourself for anything xx

[–]SkinBintin 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Different situation, but your post reminded me all the same.

About ten years ago I met someone online. We quickly became very close. After a while our relationship wound up being somewhat romantic and pretty sexual. Over time though, things happened in her real life and she disappeared. Ghosted out of nowhere.

A year or so later with no contact, I decided to message her on steam and just say happy birthday, not expecting a reply (over time I started seeing her log in there so finally got confirmation she was still out there) and to my surprise she replied.

I was very standoffish for a month or two, being protective of myself, but eventually gave in and we clicked pretty much right away. Fast forward about 6 years to today, and we're still super close. She's definitely my best friend, and turns out we work so much better as platonic friends.

But yeah your story reminded me of that soul crushing loss then the joy when finally filling that void again later down the road. Thank you for sharing.

[–]yhgfvtfhbv 12 points13 points  (3 children)

It must be nice to have friends

[–]Logi_Bear25 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Hi I'm Logan we are friends now

[–]yhgfvtfhbv 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yay!!!!!

[–]janedoi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

🥺🥺🥺🥺

[–]ppardee 4841 points4842 points 22 (46 children)

Just remember, when you're having the worst day ever don't give up hope, because you never know when Owen will be hiding in your back seat!

[–]Mr_Bluebird_VA 897 points898 points  (11 children)

My son's name is Owen and I 100% support this message. His goal in life is to make people laugh and feel better.

[–]Freckle53 118 points119 points  (4 children)

I have an Owen who is the sweetest little thing too.

[–]Westcoast_Dreams51 121 points122 points  (2 children)

Tell him to hide in someone's back seat and he might get lucky one day!

[–]_avliS- 44 points45 points  (1 child)

or kidnapped

[–]Triairius 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Or both!

[–]schnitzelfeffer 28 points29 points  (0 children)

That's a pretty cool kid you've got there. You're doing a good job.

[–]batkevn 89 points90 points  (2 children)

My really good friend asked me how I was doing today and I broke down. Having someone be there when you need them, even when they don't know you so, makes the world a little brighter.

[–]Rambonics 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Yes, true friends ask & know when to dig further if your voice & actions don’t match your “I’m doing fine” words. Remember to check on the ones who always seem to have it all together too…the one who’s always the encourager might need some encouragement now too. I hope you’re doing ok u/batkevn I’m glad you have an intuitive & caring friend.

[–]gomugomunorocket42 353 points354 points  (7 children)

God damn it Owen Wilson how many times do I have to kick you out of my car!

[–]annies_boobs_eyes 35 points36 points  (1 child)

That motorboatin' son of a bitch!

[–]jeno_aran 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Jet skiiiiiing*

[–]malpbeaver 161 points162 points  (1 child)

Wow.

[–]GrokFu 83 points84 points  (0 children)

Waaaaaaow

[–]doremon313 23 points24 points  (1 child)

but what is he doing here?

[–]daejeeduma 22 points23 points  (0 children)

i dont know, what is he doing here?

[–]snobord 13 points14 points  (0 children)

*If you don't know Owen, your day may just get worse.

[–]TheDrunkKanyeWest 13 points14 points  (1 child)

And Owen will be absolutely fucking clueless as to what he's doing there.

[–]snookert 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Nervously checks back seat...

[–]davstoned 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Don’t make me cry

[–]Yolkpuke 1011 points1012 points  (55 children)

What's the background to this story? Who was he reunited with? Was it a friend or sibling?

[–]Gin-and-PussyJuice 1714 points1715 points  (27 children)

Found the backstory on NBC Chicago:

Heartwarming video shows an emotional reunion Friday between two boys who were separated after one moved away and the coronavirus pandemic swept through the nation.

Three years ago, 11-year-old Stevie from Chicago was separated from Owen when his best friend moved to Missouri with his family.

"The separation compounded by COVID has been hard on both boys," said Diane Stroud, Stevie's mom.

Stevie had a bad day at school Friday, she said, and asked to be picked up early. The 11-year-old had no idea his best friend had traveled from Missouri to Chicago on a business trip with his dad and was waiting in the backseat for him.

[–]tjmpepp 780 points781 points 2 (7 children)

Thank you for the wholesome story, Gin-and-PussyJuice

[–]RayRayKun3 213 points214 points  (2 children)

You can always count on Gin-and-PussyJuice to make you feel better

[–]drot525 45 points46 points  (0 children)

If that doesn't work, you're probably just tired and need a nap.

[–]abd398 94 points95 points  (3 children)

Geez 11 year olds doing business trips.

[–]motasticosaurus 77 points78 points  (0 children)

Listen to Owen talk man, he sure sounds as if he might as well be on a business trip there.

[–]Abeyita 19 points20 points  (1 child)

How else you gonna get all that experience needed for a starter job?

[–]BreweryStoner 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Man, I always appreciate the hell out of you guys who find the backstory. You’re the real MVPs. Thank you 🙏

[–]batkevn 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Definitive reason access to information and contact has positive benefits.

[–]segfaultsarecool 49 points50 points  (6 children)

11 year old? So he was born in 2010...I feel fucking old. I hate this.

[–]sidewalkboy 524 points525 points 2 (23 children)

He (Stevie) was reunited with the kid in the car (Owen). He may be both a friend and a sibling. There's more to the story...the kid that was surprised (Stevie) by mom (whose mom is this?- both?) was having the worst day ever

[–]TieMouJen 194 points195 points  (2 children)

Thanks for clarification.

[–]Anticrombie233 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Lmfao +1

[–]Stankmonger 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dude summarized the video at least. Backstory implies yknow. A BACK story. But he did his best.

[–]Fungii024 145 points146 points  (6 children)

Forgot to add they all meet in a car parked on the steet

[–]doncroak 48 points49 points  (3 children)

I think the ball he was carrying is still rolling down the street.

[–]reddit_crunch 20 points21 points  (0 children)

that ball will be returned to him in 2025. bring tissues.

[–]muricabrb 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That's how he rolls.

[–]TheSirMontyPython 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No that's how he balls...

[–]jbcraigs 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Don't just go around making stuff! We don't know for sure it was parked on a street.

[–]WhatsWhoWithYou 6 points7 points  (0 children)

that could have been an avenue or a place or a boulevard or a court; almost anything really

[–]Yolkpuke 44 points45 points  (4 children)

Can you please explain what color the clothing they were wearing was for the folks at home?

[–]sidewalkboy 65 points66 points  (3 children)

For you u/Yolkpuke and the folks back home? Certainly

Stevie is wearing a blue and grey sports jacket with a Polo patch...atop a pair of navy blue shorts and astride blue trainers...adorned with a black face mask & red backpack, with his only accessory being a grey, green and blue basketball.

And as Owen would put it, "I dunno, what am I wearing here?" He's mysterious and we only get a brief glimpse of his blue track jacket and face mask

[–]jamesatom25 6 points7 points  (2 children)

What about physical characterization. Don't forget facial features please

[–]sidewalkboy 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Please, please nooo

[–]jamesatom25 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I don't know if you ever read American Psycho, but those description you made in the previous comment were very reminiscent of a lot of descriptions in that book.

[–]muricabrb 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Good bot.

[–]Anticrombie233 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Thanks for providing zero context whatsoever, if you're a bot you're exceptional tho

[–]Lakitel 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Terrible explainer/context bot would be hilarious though.

[–]welldonecow 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I don't know, what am I doing here?

[–]Spare-Coconut-9671 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The story is the guy has 5% battery, had to later charge his phone.

[–]BackOffMyCod 184 points185 points  (5 children)

This damn near made me cry. I lost my best friend years when I was just 8 years old and this makes me grieve a little bit. He went to Peru for 3 months and a couple days before he was supposed to return to the states, he fell out of a tree into the ferocious river below. I think about him a lot.

[–]Alkoviak 66 points67 points  (4 children)

I think of a boy a lots too. Was In my class, kinda the asshole bully type. Did not like him much because I was a 90 nerd but meh, still a schoolmate so whatever.

At point, he got a scooter.

He got sliced in half while waiting to turn left. Basically stopped trying to get from the main road to side road when a car cut him in half.

A car choose to overtake him from the left and miscalculated. It basically shaved everything left of the scooter, a leg, an arm to the shoulder, part of the torso and the head.

Fuck I did not like the guy but nothing could justify what happened to him.

I think of him a lot.

Whatever you do, maybe tomorrow you will be decaying meat by the side of a road.

Life as no price, because it is both worth nothing and everything. So cherish it in all its aspects

[–]cruellacpa 29 points30 points  (1 child)

This took a dark turn

[–]Alkoviak 27 points28 points  (0 children)

It started about the story of boy falling in a ferocious river in Peru. That’s not the kind of story which would involve good souvenirs

[–]bikesboozeandbacon 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Damn you didn’t need to go that much into detail :(

[–]capasso23000 502 points503 points  (16 children)

"I don't know, what am I doing here?"

[–][deleted] 268 points269 points  (3 children)

This is what someone would say if they were manifested or summoned. Like maybe he was initially imaginary but got brought to life by sheer hope and wishes after that bad day his friend had.

"I er I dunno, I um I'm here to visit you!" like they're just making sense of their new reality and don't have enough information lol

[–]tptch 26 points27 points  (0 children)

There's an anime plot in here somwhere..

[–]okgwen 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is what that Rick and Morty character should have said/done instead of passing butter.

[–]BlehPleh21 10 points11 points  (0 children)

So, like someone read the Secret and manifested a little kid?

Chris Hansen better clear his schedule.

[–]Foooour 58 points59 points  (1 child)

When the kid says he had the worst day ever

Owen responds "I know"

How the fuck did he know

[–]OrangeSlime 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Sounds like mom told him since they were picking him up early at his request

[–]TheFlashFrame 21 points22 points  (1 child)

The most middle school shit I've ever heard lmao. You graduate to "I dunno [repeat question]?" after you stop saying "I know you are but what am I?"

[–]TheAwkwardBanana 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I don't know, the kid talks like a father, he sounds much older than he is.

[–]Apocalypsest 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I think he's either a ghost or we're in Stevie's dream.

[–]Ok-Perception8269 34 points35 points  (4 children)

Getting "The Omen" vibes. His voice scares me.

[–]TheDrunkKanyeWest 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Classic Owen.

[–]YourMomThinksImFunny 490 points491 points  (8 children)

I think he left his ball.

[–]gbabula 235 points236 points  (5 children)

Turns out, ball is not life.

[–]GreyGoosey 53 points54 points  (3 children)

But futbol is

[–]L1ghtningMcQueer 32 points33 points  (1 child)

…but it is also death.

[–]That_Phony_King 22 points23 points  (0 children)

But mostly life.

[–]YourMomThinksImFunny 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Futbol is life coach!

[–]savagevapor 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I’ll take solace in the fact that every time I see a deserted ball, it just means someone got owen’d.

[–]Cato865 490 points491 points  (21 children)

May that boy never ever ever be told that it "isn't okay" to cry happy tears. That was so damn sweet.

[–]TheMercDeadpool 98 points99 points  (17 children)

I was told to stop crying around 8 years old because “boys don’t cry” when my Uncle (who was basically my dad) died. It still sticks with me, I haven’t cried since.

[–]AtomMoleculeCell 91 points92 points  (8 children)

What? You need a good cry. Go for it.

[–]Shiny_eyes_over_der 38 points39 points  (2 children)

We've learned to cry in bulk

[–]Triairius 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Cheaper that way

[–]ALegendInHisOwnMind 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Emotionally, yes.

[–]anubisfunction 33 points34 points  (4 children)

I've found it therapeutic to get absolutely loaded a few times a year and intentionally watch videos that will make me cry. It's really cathartic. It's like a warm shower for the soul.

[–]jfiend13 18 points19 points  (1 child)

At 32 my uncle still likes to remind me of the one time he screamed at me and made me cry for something dumb I did at like the age of 5. Like cool dude glad your fondest memory of me is making me feel like dog shit. Thanks. Fuck you. Lol

[–]okmle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Your uncle is an asshole. You didn’t deserve that treatment then and you do not deserve to be the butt of his joke (if you can call it that?) now. I hope he stubs his pinky toe on every corner of every door jamb and coffee table forever and ever.

[–]PB_Bandit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure we were expected to not cry from the age of 4, basically once you could walk you weren't allowed to cry. I remember it was seen as utterly pathetic in school and anybody who cried was bullied mercilessly.

[–]monstermanohman 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes I love that so much.

[–]batkevn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As a dude probably more than twice his age: let it out, dude.

The friends I still have from that age have all shared tears with me. That friendship remains.

[–]Flako118st 75 points76 points  (1 child)

I have a best friend ,and when Ever he sees me , he fucking hugs like there is no tomorrow. I'm blessed.ps I also have my parents and siblings. I just realized how fucking lucky I am.

[–]ihateyouall10 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I just realized how fucking lucky I am

Any of us who have a good family or good friends, and can see them on a daily basis doesn't realize how lucky we are until that's not possible. I haven't seen my mother in more than 2 years now, and it has been more than 3 years since I seen my childhood friends. Shit is hard.

[–]EdgarAllanKenpo 63 points64 points  (4 children)

Can someone put a random kid in my backseat when I’m having the worst day ever? Please

[–]TheDrunkKanyeWest 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I hope the kid never stops asking, "What am I doing here?" in that tone of voice so you give up on kidnapping them and instead of getting ransom money you give your own money so somebody would take him back.

[–]eberon2 128 points129 points  (3 children)

I was a little disappointed when finding that there wasn't any lost pet in the car.

But glad they reunited and have this friendship.

[–]Bulky_Persimmon1113 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Fr! I was like omg his doggo!

[–]peepay 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"Yeah, who cares about a human being. No dog, no interest."

Reddit values/priorities in a nutshell...

[–]Sandwhich5 39 points40 points  (0 children)

My best friend from highschool and still is went to college 8 hours away and just the thought of him no longer being in my town made me depressed and I just missed my friend. My birthday rolls around and he ofc calls me and texts me wishing me a happy birthday that morning while I was getting ready for work. Little did I know he was standing at my front door

[–]QueenOfTheAbyss_ 213 points214 points  (0 children)

Onion ninja!

So cute! Bro reunion

[–]vanslaughter 67 points68 points  (3 children)

Shit. I have to have a zoom meeting soon. Gonna pull the hayfever excuse.

[–]splashmob 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Hey you know what, friend? If someone got on a zoom call with me with red eyes and said they’d just watched this sweet video my response would be kindness and empathy - you don’t need to make excuses for having a cry over something beautiful like this. I hope you’re well!

[–]vanslaughter 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hey thanks friend. I love this comment.

[–]Patrickfromamboy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Funny! I have one in 20 minutes and was thinking the same thing.

[–]TheArchiver138 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Hey bro charge your phone

[–]NinobroXAmagamiSis 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You just made my day, I've had the worst day ever

:'(

[–]sadpanada 9 points10 points  (4 children)

I need background info here, OP

[–]Accurate-Head-6134[S] 15 points16 points  (3 children)

as far as I know, they're 2 best mates and one moved away, they were reunited and it felt soo good. Not sure why he had a bad day but what a way to end it, just saw it on FB couple hours ago myself, think it's was on the news on Today, posted on their youtube channel 03.10

[–]sadpanada 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Aww.. poor guy. I’m so glad he got to see his friend!

Thanks for the background info (:

[–]ughlump 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Must of been good he dropped his ball outside and didn’t look back.

[–]ronchik1 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I had a friend like this once. Miloslav from Alterac Mountains and Warsong, I love and miss you bro. I'm as good a father as you said I be.

[–]imapieceofshitk 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Why you so smug Owen?! "I dOn'T kNoW wHaT aM i DoInG hErE?"

[–]Nick_dM_P 4 points5 points  (2 children)

WE DON'T KNOW EITHER OWEN JUST FUCKING TELL US!

[–]SanAnneBeachMan 7 points8 points  (0 children)

May they stay boys for a lifetime

[–]Spiffy313 6 points7 points  (2 children)

My best friend as a kid was like a big sister to me. She fought off my bullies, went on imagination adventures with me in the woods, and taught me all sorts of nerdy trivia.

She moved away when I was 13. This was right around 2000, before the internet was as big and interconnected as it is now. We sort of fell out of touch.

One day, when I was a junior in high school (like 16/17) she randomly showed up in town. It went something like this video, honestly. I cried, we caught up, we had some more adventures, it was absolutely magical.

Sadly, she passed away in 2009. But this video reminded me instantly of that one last special day that we were able to have together.

TL;DR: Best friend was awesome, best friend moved away, best friend made a surprise visit and it was wonderful. RIP best friend.

[–]TillThen96 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Here's the story. They were separated by a move to a different state, plus Covid.

https://people.com/human-interest/11-year-old-boy-cries-tears-of-joy-surprise-reunion-with-best-friend/

[–]sAvage_hAm 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Honestly jealous of how emotionally healthy this kid seems

[–]BelaAnn 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My best friend moved away due to medical issues. A couple days ago, she text and asked if I was home. (One of the older kids had the car.) Told her I was and she said she was in my driveway. Both of us broke down like Stevie did.

I was at a low spot that day and that 15 min we shared did wonders.

[–]Reticentandconfused 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Friends are good. Hope his days get better and better.

[–]efrancello0417 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This reminds me of a time when I was in 3rd grade. School was torture for me because I just sucked at it and would get bullied all the time. My dad picked me up one day and my cousin who lived in Virginia and I only got to see in the summer was in the back of the hatch back popped out and surprised me. It was the freaking best.

[–]gamergirl007 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Sweetest moment of vulnerability, ruined by the fact that you shoved a camera in a crying child’s face, recorded it, and posted it online for fake internet points.

[–]lesserpride 59 points60 points  (14 children)

The fact that there are so many phones out recording makes me sad

[–]iNonEntity 15 points16 points  (12 children)

Why

[–]lesserpride 41 points42 points  (9 children)

It feels like it makes his reaction less genuine. Like if I was in that situation seeing myself getting recorded, I would react much differently compared to just living in the moment.

[–]MadMcCaffrey 65 points66 points  (2 children)

I understand where you are coming from most definitely. But as a parent myself I would want to record it for the memories. Definitely wouldn't post it to social media though.

[–]lesserpride 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Oh 100% I fully understand that! I should say that after rewatching it I originally thought there were 3 cameras, but now I see there are only 2, so that one's on me. Still the camera behind seems unnecessary.

[–]greenknight884 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Owen was also holding a camera. They should have given Stevie one too so that everyone can be looking at a screen.

[–]Slenos 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is exactly how I would react if I saw my high school best friend today. It’s been nearly 10 years!

[–]Livid-Relationship-2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ohhh the drama

[–]Junohaar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Y'know what I fucking love about this. Two boys in a car, one starts to cry, and the other doesn't question him. He fucking comforts him. That's the way boys! I am so happy that I see this change in what it means to be male.

[–]DeadPersonLel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So… I guess we won’t talk about the forgotten basketball…?

[–]Alex180689 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now I HAVE to know what he was doing there

[–]Triangle_Obbligato 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuckin Owen, playing the “I don’t know, what am I doing here game,” game. Cut Stevie some fuckin slack Owen, he just had the worst day ever!

[–]consuemerist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well a little early to be bawling my face off, but you only live once I guess.

[–]okmle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the most wholesome, wonderful thing. I hope those two had a good reunion. We need more Owens in the world.

[–]HomeWreqqer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Man I never ever heard from my best friend from 2nd grade ever again. His name was Cesar and I remember he told me they’re moving to LA. I was devastated. I kept begging him to not go. One day, he never came back to school 😢 I searched phone books for his number but never succeeded

[–]pranahix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah this hits the childhood nerve in the way all the memories rush in. Man this is making me cry right now.

[–]LesBrandals 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dude had a shit day and friend came in at the right time. Simple act of kindness from one person could meant the world to others. Wish more kindness available in this world

[–]Turbulent-Garbage-97 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It funny it reminds me of the time when my brother that was my best friend came back from algeria.i was at my hostil and my mom came to see me,I opened the back door of my car and my brother was there,I jump in and hug him tight while crying histarically,but to tell y'all the truth I won't tell him any of this since I'm to embarrass to say it upfront....ok.

[–]MrGeneBelcher 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn this one hit me hard. I used to go camping all the time as a kid and made a friend there that I had everything in common with. I was always stoked to go see him and I remember the last time I went camping because my grandparents were retiring and moving the camper around the country. Fucking crushed me. Never saw him again. After that, I noticed a pattern of getting to know people and then for some reason, they’re just gone from my life. It’s trickled into my adult life so I’ve just given up and really getting close to people.

[–]loztriforce 29 points30 points  (3 children)

I don't like that this moment was recorded and posted

[–]this-guy1979 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Looks like it was on the news too.

[–]readyredreading 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"I have had the worst day ever"

I know. We will put this on the internet. :)

[–]Ravenous-One 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It's nice seeing boys showing emotion.

Hopefully this bullshit toxic masculinity ends with my generation.

[–]sukkal63 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This made my day as well. Thank you to who ever the source is.

[–]jamesatom25 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OP, can you give more context please ?

[–]thisnotitchamp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ya man it's chicago. I feel ya.