For those who believe friendships formed online aren’t real and aren’t of the same quality as one formed in person, you might think again after hearing how one teen saved the life of a friend he met playing video games.
“I took it serious. I stayed on the line and I just kept reassuring him you’ve got a lot to live for,” Reilly Howard told NBC Connecticut.
Reilly talked to the boy for hours.
Over the past several months, 14-year-old Reilly befriended another teen through playing video games online. Although Reilly is from East Hampton, Connecticut and the teen is from Florida, the two grew close.
So close that one day the teen confessed to Reilly that he was thinking about killing himself.
“I said ‘you promise you’re not going to do anything because we’re going to play tomorrow?’”