“Fourteen Ways to Be a Friend,” Friend, July 1996, 28–29
Cheer her on when she’s at bat.
Help her look for her missing cat.
When she’s quite sick, send a card or letter.
Bring her ice cream when she’s feeling better.
If he’s new in school, greet him with a grin.
Help him, whatever the shade of his skin.
Always respect his religious views.
If you don’t understand him, talk—just you two.
Start a hobby together—like studying birds.
If she’s learning to read, help with new words.
If she can’t hear or see, be her ears or her eyes.
Give her a hug whenever she cries.
If he’s never played hockey, teach him to skate.
When he has trouble catching up, tell him you’ll wait.