"Kate, are you my friend?" asked a little girl in Kate's prekindergarten class.
"Yes," Kate responded promptly.
"Kate, are you my friend?" the little girl persisted.
"Yes," Kate repeated.
"Kate, are you my friend and nobody else's friend? My best friend?" the little girl asked.
Kate gave her a puzzled look, not understanding the exclusion that goes along with being a best friend. "I friends with everybody. All everybody are friends," Kate answered.
Satisfied with her answer, the little girl took Kate's hand and the two of them bounced toward the playground. Friends.