After the events of last September, I've gone back to comfort foods and looked for comforting books and entertainment. If your idea of true comfort is to settle deep into your sofa and read sweet stories from the heart, this book is just the ticket. I was expecting just a few light stories with simple friendship themes. What I got were inspiring tales from all types of authors who can reach to the heart of a good story and tell it well. I got this book for a long-term patient in a local hospital to cheer her up and ended up buying more editions as small gifts. Can't remember the last time a book made a good gift for so many different folks.