One of, if not the, coolest person I met in Michigan was this girl Ary. I was quite down over one weekend, and she tried really hard (and sort of succeeded) to cheer me up. The things she did weren’t extravagant, they were really simple, but they were above and beyond the call of duty. And that’s why it meant so much.

Simple things just like coming to sit with me and ask me “what’s up?” when I sat alone by myself. And she did things like that all the time. It was more than she needed to do, even as a friend. And it’s something I will always remember.

They were simple actions, but they were unexpected, they exceeded expectations, and as such, they will always be remembered and appreciated.

So thanks, Ary. For consistently doing more than you need to, for going above and beyond, and for cheering me up.