If you build a boy a tree house, he's going to want a friend to go with it.
A friend to look up to.
A friend who is worth waiting for.
A friend who will help construct your dreams when you are small.
Who will be there with you to enjoy the view.
After a dinner of hot dogs and hamburgers, Elliot wrapped his arms around Richard's neck and said, very sweetly, "Dad, you are my dad. And you are my friend. I love you. You are my best friend and I love you so much."
And Richard told Elliot how good that made him feel. He said that sometimes he needed to be a dad more than a friend, and that was because he loves him more than anything else in the world.