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e-Buddies of the Moment

Each e-Beat, we profile one of our many fantastic e-Buddies pairs! If you would like for your match to be profiled, please contact us!

This e-Beat we are featuring two amazing buddy pairs! First is Amberly and James:

Amberly and James have both been a member of e-Buddies since 2011. When she and James were matched, it was clear right away that they were just meant to be. In the first month, they had exchanged over a dozen e-mails. In a little over a year, the 2 have e-mailed over 100 times each!!! It is amazing how much they have to talk about.

James' previous e-Buddy had to graduate from the program and he was really hoping for someone new. When he was matched with Amberly, he was anxious about starting over. It didn't take long for James to realize how awesome his new e-Buddy was. James was excited to learn that Amberly loves the show Modern Family, which is also one of his favorites. They both also enjoy the Harry Potter movies and like to discuss the characters. James feels that Amberly is one of his best friends and he really looks forward to e-mails from her. James e-mails me quite often to tell me just how happy he is in his match with her. They are both looking forward to a long and loving friendship!

Rob and Dennis

Dennis and Rob talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers - a lot. Rob explains, "When it's not football season, we talk about how long before the first game." It took one common interest eight years ago and the two developed a friendship unlike any other they had. Dennis and Rob are matched in the e-Buddies program and have been e-mail pen-pals for the better part of a decade.

"It is just something that helps you to forget whatever other issues may be bothering you. You always are up when you are talking with your buddy." In appreciation of his friendship, Rob gave Dennis the best gift he could have asked for - VIP tickets to a Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins game. This was Dennis' first football game and he got special treatment. He and his guests were able to walk on the field, sit in VIP seats at the fifteen yard line and Dennis got a signed Steelers jersey. It rained the whole time, but Dennis didn't mind because the Steelers won.

While most of the 500 e-mails Dennis and Rob have sent to each other have been about sports, the two have shared much more about their families and the activities they do. Rob sees no end to their friendship: "It is something that I enjoy doing because it helps break up the day and is a different type of email experience."


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