Matt and Mandy

That night at dinner—

There’s this new kid at school who’s always teasing people and trying to get their attention. Nobody likes him.

Does he have any friends?

No. He bugs people too much.

Remember when you were new at school and felt lonely at first? Maybe he’s trying to make friends but just doesn’t know how.

I know! Maybe we can include him in our games at recess. I’ll ask Franco to help too.

He knows what it’s like to be left out.

I’ll bet that meatball’s feeling left out too.

Not for long! Come here, little guy.