I have known him for the last 19 years.
I see him every time he is in town.
I know his entire family by first names.
I remember the exact year his father died.
I know of every major physical ailment he has had in his adult life. The back, the wrist, the tennis elbow and the shoulder.
I have always defended him in arguments with friends, family and enemies.
I love him.
I root for him!