Ben and Mary studied together in elementary school. From the 2nd grade, the young man took care of his classmate, who had Down syndrome.
Although Mary was a charming and empathetic girl, the other students often rejected her. By the fourth grade, they had become allies. The boy constantly tried to involve his friend in all activities.
When he noticed that Mary was bored, he would invite her to play football with him, after persuading his classmates to let her score a goal, because she derived genuine satisfaction from each accomplishment.
In the 4th grade, while Ben and Mary were the closest of friends, he vowed to his girlfriend that they would attend the end-of-year prom together. However, fate decided that Mary had to move to another city and attend a different school. Mary managed to adapt to her new school.
She was designated as the responsible person for acquiring clothes and equipment for the regional football team.
This game meant a lot to her. Meanwhile, Ben continued to participate in his school team’s competitions.
By a fortunate coincidence, the friends met again during inter-school competitions.
Their friendship remained as strong as ever. Mary’s parents and her sibling were deeply moved. They were aware that many people avoided their remarkable child, despite her being a very friendly person.
Ben stated that he could not break his promise because Mary truly was the best friend he had ever had.
She was extremely sincere, bright, and it was incredibly easy to get along with her.