“Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just like to know what your interest is.”

– John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men, Chapter 2. The Boss on George and Lennie’s friendship. The quote highlights the strength of the bond between the two men, and indeed the rarity of such a bond. So rare that the Boss thinks George is only taking care of a big man like Lennie because there is something in it for him.