A couple of days ago, Holden paused to recognize a Man Down.

There was an accident.

A monkey bars accident that resulted in a broken arm.

On “Man Down’s” dad’s birthday, no less.

Holden called him up to get the deets and empathize. There was a lot of “oh buddy” and “I bet that really, really, really hurt.”

Man Down lives in a different state.

But monkey bars unify boys across all sorts of state lines.

Man Down might have been feeling the effects of his pain killers about this point.

Night night little man. See you on the flip side to sign that cast.