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It's good to have best friends around - Jaya Franklin

Best friends are important people.

They're are always in your corner, they tell you the truth even when you don't want to hear it.

And, when you fall, they are always there to help you back on your feet.

My best friend's name is Angel, and she lives in Indianapolis. We've been best friends since sixth grade. I don't see her that much since I moved to Georgia, but we talk on a regular basis through e-mail and on the telephone.

She's more like a sister to me than a best friend. We have been through a lot together, including deaths, school years, births, graduations and more.

When she needs someone to talk to, or advice, she always contacts me. She means a lot to me, and if anything every happened to her, I would be devastated.

I think about my best friend all the time, but after reading a news story online, I realized how blessed I am to have someone like her in my life.

On Sunday, a Fayetteville 6-year-old saved his 5-year-old friend from drowning.

According to news reports, the hero's name is Haden Stusak. Stusak said he dived to the bottom of the pool after seeing a shadow at the bottom which turned out to be his 5-year-old friend, Josiah Buddah.

He brought Josiah to the surface.

Adults were present at the pool, but Stusak was the only one who could get to Josiah. The 5-year-old boy was unconscious. He was sent to the hospital, and will be taking swimming lessons in two weeks.

I think this is an amazing story. I would have done the same thing for my best friend, or any other person who needs help.

That's what friend's are for.

Jaya Franklin covers government for the Henry Daily Herald. She can be reached via e-mail at jfranklin@henryherald.com.