I met my best friend Patrick in 2nd grade, and we became best friends.
We were incredibly similar, and if it wasn’t for the fact that we look nothing alike, we could easily be family.
It was always weird how we pretty much both liked the same things, said the same things and even had the same hobbies. We stayed friends all of the way till late middle school, until an accident happened in his family and I didn’t see him for a while, then I moved away to another school and I didn’t see him until years later. Then one day while I was on my lunch break shopping, a man came running up to me saying my name, I didn’t recognize him at first because he looked different, but it slowly came to me that it was Patrick. It was so great seeing him again, and we went over all of our fondest memories of school and how we used to chase the girls in our school. Eventually we got past our old memories, and what we did nowadays. He mentioned that he was out looking to buy an a/c filter, and that’s when I told him I was a HVAC technician. He looked at me shocked and said he was too! He explained that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps as a HVAC professional, and he had just gotten his HVAC certificate from his school! I told him the HVAC company I worked at and Patrick said that he might look into it. It was so great seeing Patrick again, and it’s funny that even after all of these years that our interests remain the same!