Met him through a shared love for poker around 2008. He wanted to move out of his mother's house and I told him I had an extra room. Roommates for a few years. Remained friends even after a few financial arguments, and through the my darkest times with drugs and alcohol. Basically became an adopted family member. I go to his many family dinners on Thanksgiving.
He loves PC games and reading. He loves sports and fishing, which is what we talk about most often, because I love sports and fishing also. He loves the Razorbacks and Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys suck and I remind him of that as much as I can. He's an extrovert but was always extremely shy/hesitant with women, which I usually tried to help him out with. He's now engaged and I'll be his best man at his wedding in October (postponed due to covid).