'"But not us! An' why? Because... because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why."'
'"We travel together."'
'"It jus' seems kinda funny a cuckoo like him and a smart guy like you travelin' together."'
'"He ain't no cuckoo."'
Friendship is shown during this scene. Lennie is telling George that they have each other's back. He is saying that no matter what we will not be lonely because we have each other.
'"He won't do it. George wouldn't do nothing like that. I been with George a long time. He'll come back tonight."'
When George and Lennie got to the ranch they met Curley. George told Curley that he and Lennie travel together. The fact that they stick together shows how strong their friendship is.
'"Don't shoot i'm. He di'n't know what he was doin'."
Slim wonders why the two men travel together and as he does, he insults Lennie. George stands up for his friend and informs Slim differently. George helps his friend by being kind even without him present.
'"An' you get to tend the rabbits."'
During this scene, Crooks is informing Lennie that George will not be returning. Lennie gets defensive and he does not believe that George would do that to him. His friendship and their bond was so strong that he knew George would not leave him.
After, all of the bad actions that Lennie did, George still believed that he was worth fighting for. Their friendship really lasted through all of the bad times. George wanted to spare Lennie's life because their friendship was imortant.
Since George and Lennie have been friends for a long time, George knew that he wanted him to die in peace. He once again explained their dream to Lennie and told him about the fluffy rabbits. This scene demonstrated friendship because he did what he knew was right to ensure that Lennie was happy, regardless of what previously occurred."