Before Friendi was even an idea, I would attend the birthday parties of my next door neighbor. He was just a few years younger than me yet communicated very differently. However, I still treated him like any other friend. One year, he and his mother invited me to his Halloween party to which I agreed to go. When I arrived I was shocked to see no one else had shown up, even though I myself was already 30 minutes late. This, along with his mother’s frequent concerns about him “Not having enough friends” was the inspiration behind Friendi.