By David JacobyAssociated PressWriterFriday, Aug 28, 2018 7:05pmHank and Dan were friends growing up in San Diego.
They used to hang out with the other kids and play football, but they would never play the game together.
Dan was in the army, and Hank was in law school.
Dan’s dad was in prison, and Dan said his dad taught him how to survive on the streets.
Hank’s father was a gang member, and he’d go up to him at the bars and tell him to stay out of the gang, and the guy would respond with, “What, I ain’t in the gang?”
Hank had his own sense of humor.
He was always telling jokes, and sometimes he would be very funny and other times he would just get really serious.
He’d be like, “You better not be talking about me.
You’re talking about the real thing, you know?””
I think it was about when he was in a relationship with a girl,” Hank says.
“She’d say, ‘Don’t you wanna talk to me?
You talk to your mom.’
And I’d be, ‘What, mom?'”
He’d say the same thing to me a couple of years ago when he heard I was pregnant.
He said, “It’s just not gonna work out.
I just want to be with you.
And I’m not gonna be with my girlfriend.
And you know what?
She ain’t even pregnant.
You know what I mean?”
Dan was in college at the time, but he and Hank were living in different states at the same time, so they could get a lot of help with the bills.
Dan thought it was a good idea to get his parents a house in New York City, and they agreed to move in together.
He got married in a few weeks.
Dan started living in a four-bedroom home in Manhattan with his wife and their daughter, Charlotte.
But when Dan got to college he realized he needed to move out and get his own place, and when that didn’t happen, Hank took him under his wing and helped him buy a house for him in San Francisco.
“I was living in the apartment with my roommate, and we were always playing around and goofing around, and then when we got to the house, he said, ‘Hey, I want you to come down to the apartment.
I wanna have dinner there with me,’ ” Dan recalls.
“And I’m like, ‘Really?
And he was like, $4,000.
And he’d bring me $500.
So I’m just like, What the hell, I wanna go back to the dorm and have dinner with my mom and my dad and get my house, and I’m really into it.”
Dan had never been to New York before.
He had no idea how to get to the city, and now he was looking for the best place in the world.
“He just knew it, and just said, Go get your life together, and you don’t have to worry about it,” Dan says.
He ended up moving in with his mom and his dad, and as soon as they moved into the house the rent was paid off and Dan and Hank had a place to call home.
“He’s so supportive, and it’s so funny,” Dan laughs.
“But I think he’s the one who was kind of like, Oh, this is just like a dream come true for me.
I didn’t know it was gonna be like this.
It’s just the coolest thing in the whole world.”
Hank has been with Dan for the last three years.
“I always had my own life and my own problems, but Hank was always like, You don’t need to worry,” Dan recalls, laughing.
“You’re not going to be in trouble, you’re not in jail, you don