Hachi and Tama didn't start out the usual way that best friends did. In their elementary school, the two kindergardeners didn't seem like they would ever become friends. Outgoing little Hachi was always friendly, so that wasn't the problem. The brown and white-marked feline was always curious of one other specific child in his class. Another feline, grey and white, always looked lonely and never seemed to speak to anyone. Hachi decided to try his best to become friends with him.
"Hi there! My name is Hachi, what's yours?" The brown kitten sat in front of the other, who looked away uncomfortably. Hachi tilted his head, confused. "What's the matter? Don't you want to be friends?" The grey and white kitten stood up and ran off, leaving Hachi to watch him run away, wondering what he did wrong.
Hachi, of course, wasn't going to give up. During every lunch, every free time, pretty much any time he had the chance to talk to the other kitten, he made a point to try and make friends. "How