Johnny just killed One of the soc. Johnny says, "I killed, he said slowly. "I killed that boy." (56). This influences Ponyboy because it shows how much johnny cared because he saved his life.
Johnny and Ponyboy ran away to not get caught. Ponyboy thinks. "Then for the first time, really, I realized what we were in for. Johnny had killed someone. Quiet, soft-little Johnny, who wouldn't hurt a single thing on purpose, had taken a human life. We were really running away, with the police after us for murder and a loaded gun on our side" 62 This influences Ponyboy because
Johnny and Ponyboy went to save the kids. Ponyboy thinks. "I wasn't about to go through the door, so I Slammed a big rock through the window and pulled myself in. It was a wonder I didn't cut myself to death, now that I think about it.(91). Then Johnny says "Hey, Ponyboy." I looked around startled. I hadn't realized johnny had been behind me all the way."(91). This influences ponyboy because it shows that Johnny went inside the burning church and was helping the kids and Ponyboy. That means that he cares about him.