Ponyboy got jumped and Darry and Sodapop came in saved him
Johnny saved Ponyboy from almost being drowned by Bob
When johnny died, Ponyboy wrote a book to tell how much he cared for Johnny
"Then there were shouts and pounding of feet and the socs jumped up and left me lying there, gasping", "Then someone had me under the armpits and was hauling me to my feet. It was Darry" Pg.6 The message is that friends are always going to look out for a person.
"You really killed him huh, johnny?" "yeah. I had to. They were drowning you, pony" Pg.57 The message is that friends always stick up for a person
"I wondered for a long time how to start that theme, how to start writing about something that was important to me" Pg.180 The message is that friends are going to care and love a person.