“See you when we are 18″

Overheard during the training, boy B was telling boy M, “Okay M, so I’ll see you when we are 18.”

It was M’s last training with the Academy, so B was saying goodbye to him.

But I asked, “Why must wait until 18?”

B: “So we can meet each other in the Army!”

Me: “Why can’t you guys meet when you go secondary school?”

B: “We may not go to the same secondary school.”

I decided not to further question them and left them in their goodbyes.

These two boys are only 10-years old and they have been seeing each other during the weekly trainings for the past two years. A strong friendship is built and you know they will miss each other after this goodbye.