Yes! Yes! YES. My brothers are those friends for me- hand on heart. I’ve been reflecting on the notion that soul mates are not the ones we might immediately assume (the romance/live together forever type). Rather, there may be more than one soul mate for each of us. In my interpretation, Paul is/was one of your soul mates to be able to give you the most precious gift of all. Genuine validation and a rocket boost of WORTH, with only your well-being at the core of the beautiful and natural and proud way he bolstered you. Thank-you Paul and thank-you Sean Howard for this uplifting and hopeful story telling.