Illustrated and Designed by deb hoeffner
Written by Kelley Merritt

Hearts are softened as storytelling strengthens an unspoken bond between eight-year-old Michael and his friend on the porch. The man helps the young boy build memories that make him proud when he has a son of his own. In return, the friend finds happiness as he learns to dream through the eyes of others. The bond between the man and the young boy is a story about making a difference — the story of A Friend on the Porch.

Always remember — your heart can only open from the inside.


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