I was unsure of my travel plans for winter break; Kate, a classmate of mine, offered to drive me home. We didn't know each other well, so I was surprised that she was willing to go out of her way for me. (Spoiler: I later learned this is who Kate is, a kind and hospitable gal.) I prepared myself for a three-hour, silent car ride, but Kate and I bonded. We sang to 2000s hits, ate soft pretzels, and shared our life stories. Since then, we've been inseparable, having the same major, internship, graduating class, and full-time job. These experiences allowed me to get to know Kate as an intelligent, magnetic, and loyal friend. I can't wait to be her bridesmaid and see the loving life she and Trevor build.