I am grateful for my Mexican brother Aldo. He is an amazing young man. I am honestly proud to be his big brother. He is only eighteen years old and has so much potential. He is very mature for his age and extremely intelligent. I keep on being surprised that we only differ seven years, because when we spent time together, it feels as if he is one of my best friends of my own age. Even though I only met him three years ago – which is when I came to Mexico for the very first time – it feels as if we have known each other all of our lives. And even though we come from a different family, household, culture, continent… there is so much we have in common. We connect on so many different subjects and both have an open mind to learn about each others’ differences. I know that this relationship was not a coincidence and I am convinced that we will stay in contact for the rest of our lives. Wherever I might go on this planet and wherever he might end up, we will always be Aldo & Pedro Funes, brothers for life.