Haley's buddy is really not her boyfriend at all. In fact he's the grandson of my boss He is about 6 months older than Haley. They don't see each other often, but when they do they get along swimingly. I don't know if they've ever said two words to each other, or if they even know each other's names, but they are still buddies.
The beach retreat a year ago
This year at the Valentines Day dance
They were dancing together for several minutes, once they started they didn't really know how to stop until he eventually decided he wanted to let go.
At the pre-beach retreat last month
Haley was playing on the basketball court. It was time to go so her buddy took her hand to lead her off. Then they kept walking together around the picnic pavilion, ad into the grass. Haley was content to follow his lead, even though I'm not sure either of them really knew where they were going.