I just finished talking to one of my friends online, and something wasn’t right. She didn’t seem her usual weird self. The feeling didn’t go away through the night, and it got progressively worse. It was about 11:30 pm and I decided to call her, just to assure myself that everything was okay. The answer I got was her incredibly angry that I woke her up. I told her I was concerned for some reason, and she hung up on me. I felt better that she was okay and finally slept.
Fast forward five years, and I run into her at the shopping mall. We talked for a bit, and I ended up bringing up that moment, joking that I’ve always been overly worried about my friends. She broke down in tears in the middle of the store and told me that she was going to kill herself that night. She was moments away from hanging herself when I called asking if she was okay. After that call, she couldn’t bring herself to kill herself. She said that she’s always owed her life right now to me and that she wouldn’t be alive right now if I didn’t make that simple phone call. It made me realise how simple things can make a huge impact on someoné’s life.
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