"We had an unorthodox start to our friendship—we met in middle school and then she quickly moved away because of her mom's job. This was 2003 and access to the internet was not always constant for us so we wrote good ol' fashioned letters. We've never lived in the same place again and we see each other about once a year. Our instinct is always to write instead of call. She has always been the person I can count on no matter what."