John Mann was my best friend in elementary school and the first year of middle school. We had met in kindergarten and attended the same school for two years. It was the average amount of time spent at a school but it was much stronger than other bonds in the years. We were fairly inseparable spending the expected time together and doing normal childish things with. We were reunited in middle school where by sheer luck he and I had taken the same program landing us four classes together. When visiting my old town I have seen him before just to not lose contact.