A Short Story About Friendship

Horror gripped the heart of a World War-I soldier, as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle.
The soldier asked his Lieutenant if he could go out to bring his fallen comrade back…”You can go,” said the Lieutenant, “but don’t think it will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and you may throw your life away.”The Lieutenant’s words didn’t matter, and the soldier went anyway.Miraculously, he managed to reach his friend, hoisted him onto his shoulder and brought him back to their company’s trench.The officer checked the wounded soldier, then looked kindly at his friend “, I told you it wouldn’t be worth it,” he said. “Your friend is dead and you are mortally wounded.”

“It was worth it, Sir,” said the soldier.

“What do you mean by worth it?” responded the Lieutenant.” Your friend is dead.””Yes Sir,” the soldier answered, “but it was worth it because when I got to him, he was still alive and I had the satisfaction of hearing him say……. “Man…I knew you would come! “
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We all have those people that are close to us and are special in our lives. But how many of us would be willing to save the life of a friend while giving up our own? It was once said “Greater love has no one than to lay down their life for a friend”. Let’s all be thankful for the friends that we have and value the time that we spend with them.

  109 comments for “A Short Story About Friendship

  1. December 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    No greater love than this, a friend lay down his life for a friend

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  2. December 17, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Touching story, how many people would do that? I know quite a few and me included.
    Nice blog you have here and thank´s for stopping by my crazy un-paid blog.

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  3. December 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I wholly disagree with the gentleman above. I don’t believe many would really lay down their lives for someone else. Your story strikes a note of hope because really only One would do this willingly for anyone. And He did. Thanks for the like on my blog. I love that yours is so hope filled.

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  4. January 14, 2014 at 5:16 am

    That a story is a very good

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  5. January 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    this brought tears to my eyes…beautiful!

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  6. Kev
    January 24, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    That’s a really cool story.

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  7. February 26, 2014 at 3:05 am

    thanks for reading my bio, and glad you liked it. I feel the same about yours

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  8. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez
    March 7, 2014 at 3:46 am

    I love this story. I hope you don’y mind that I posted this on my Facebook page.

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  9. Ron
    March 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Heart rendering.

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  10. March 18, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Every time I visit your blog, I find a heartwarming story or one that makes me smile. Thank you for sharing the warmth and the chuckles with your fellow bloggers. Namaste.

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  11. April 21, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    “he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother”

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  12. Ma. Donesa Sayson
    April 25, 2014 at 3:37 am

    inspiring story of great friendship…i’m so touched.

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  13. May 12, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    A beautiful story.

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  14. May 24, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I’m watching the horror of the shootings in Santa Barbara and the only comfort is that store video tapes captured the bravery of citizen helping each other. A young woman not running but calling 911 as the bullet were flying. There are still people who stay for others and come for others.

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  15. casanova indra
    May 26, 2014 at 10:40 am

    darun fatafati

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  16. May 26, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Nice story– and it happens a lot, actually. When we get down, we don’t give others– or ourselves– credit for how good we are, or can be. Thanks for checking out my blog.

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  17. June 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Thank you for the reminder and God bless

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  18. June 15, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Thanks for story and reading one of my three blogs, even though I posted it in holographic Universe rather than Alan’s simi-fictional bio. Also have my screenplay; last, last tango in Paris for a vampire story.
    lol

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  19. June 19, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Yes, it is so. Thank you for your visit and like.

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  20. August 15, 2014 at 7:01 am

    short story is nice, but too brutal

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  21. August 22, 2014 at 2:30 am

    So inspiring!

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  22. September 6, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    “Man, I knew you would come.” Totally didn’t see that coming. Beautiful.

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  23. DreamingDesign
    September 13, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing this story… Remarkable and touching. There are things that are worth living for, and definetly there are things worth dying for…. Thank you from the bottom of a Marine’s mother’s heart
    And yes, thanks for liking my blog !

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  24. December 8, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Reblogged this on bertpowers and commented:
    Worth a read.

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  25. December 8, 2014 at 7:45 am

    What other profession can you work in to build such great and lasting friendships?

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  26. January 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Very good story. I liked it.
    Yu/stan/kema.

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  27. January 28, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I loved this inspirational story! Thanks for coming by my blog, Coach Muller!
    God bless you in your ministry!

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  28. March 5, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Reblogged this on Totally Inspired Mind… and commented:
    Here’s a sad but beautiful story on the meaning and the value of friendship. This comes from The Good Times Stories blog.

    Paulette L Motzko

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  29. hyavision11
    March 6, 2015 at 3:01 am

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  30. March 12, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    He got to hear him say that. Just precious.

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  31. Carol Lorenz
    May 20, 2016 at 9:37 am

    As people go through their daily lives, I’m wondering how many of us realize just how scary and horrible it can be for our soldiers fighting in a war or employed and away from THEIR daily lives and family! Little things here at home sometimes can be scary…..I can only imagine the horrors seen by our soldiers! Just to know your soldier brother was by your side at this time must have put him at peace…..what a wonderful and selfless human being! Now it is time for ALL of us to give back in any way we can! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️❤️❤️

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  32. Harold Edward Gibbs
    June 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I am relaxed now..Buddy and I are bedridden now

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