Kate: Is everything okay? I've never seen you this emotional before.
Caleb: Yeah. Everything is more than okay; it's perfect. My best friend has met an awesome woman, fallen in love, and they're moving in together. I couldn't be happier for him, but I'm learning this: goodbyes are always hard.
Kate: Why is it goodbye?
Caleb: I painted the room he used to live in today. And I stood there after I was done in an empty room. Yesterday he was there, and today he's gone. In a week, another good friend of ours is moving in. The timing worked out perfectly for everyone, actually.
Kate: You didn't answer my question.
Caleb: I'm getting there. Part of me is sad to see him go. Getting the opportunity to live down the hallway from the most loyal and trustworthy friend I've ever known has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life. If I had to put a word to my emotion, and just one, it would be 'gratitude.'
My brother and friend,
I thank you for two things.
For being you, and for picking me.
You know who you are.