family. right before the christmas eve mass, i got an email saying a friend of mine committed suicide the night before. i was in absolute shock and disbelief and i couldn't even move when i got home. my mom was getting frustrated that i wouldn't help out and said, "i'm sorry about your friend, but we have to entertain tonight. help me set the table." but when my cousin came in (he's 14), he immediately started cheering me up and just let me forget about it for a couple hours. it meant the world to me and it was completely unexpected of him.