Bud, Not Buddy

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

What Happened to Bud?

At the end of chapter 14 Bud does something that is out of character for himself.  What does he do?

Why does this happen to Bud?  What can you infer?  I am looking for specific evidence from the chapter to support your inference.  Cite something directly from the text and explain your citation.

62 comments:

  1. At the end of chapter 14 Bud cries. He never cries.

    Bud cries because in the book it says, "I wasn't sure if it was her lips or her hand, but something whispered to me in a language that I didn't have any trouble understanding it, it said, go ahead and cry Bud, you're home"(174). Bud started crying because he felt like he has a place in the world.

    Hailey S
    4th hour

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  2. At the end of chapter four Bud started crying and puts a napkin on his head.

    I can infer that the reason Bud starts crying at the end of the story is that he feels like he has a home. In the story it says, "I was laughing and busting my gut so much that carried away and some rusty value opened ....woop...zoop...sloop"(172). I chose this quote because he felt that they all loved him they were tears of joy. I got this from the book, "Go ahead and cry,Bud,you're home"(174).
    Hamza.A
    4th hour

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  3. At the end of chapter 4 Bud starts to cry and Bud never cries.

    Bud starts to cry because he is finally is feeling the love form Miss Thomas. In the book it says, "She pulled me out of the chair into her lap and wrapped her arms around me and bounced me up and down on her knee"
    (173).

    Arianna W.
    4th

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  4. Bud starts crying at the end of the the chapter 14 because he felt like he had finally found the right family.

    I can infer that Bud feels this way because most of his life growing up he hasn't found the right family since his mom died. For example Bud said, "All of a sudden I knew that of all places in the world that I'd been in this was one"(172).

    Ruth M.
    5th Hour

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  5. What Bud does at the end of chapter fourteen is he starts to cry because he feels at home because now he knows who his father is and his father's friends. He hasn't been happy for a long time and now he feels happy because he has a family.

    I can infer that Bud feels this way because he said, "That of all the people I'd ever met these were the ones. This was where I was supposed to be"(172). He started crying because he finally was happy and he had the people he wanted to be with, he laughs now and they make him feel at home.

    Rahel a
    5th hour

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  6. Something that Bud did that was out of character was that he cried. He had tears of joy.

    This happens to Bud because he is finally home. He knows when he is home when Mrs.Thomas says " Go ahead and cry, Bud, you're home" (174). When she says this Bud knows that he is finally home. He cries because he's never had a home before.

    -Nikki Bolt
    5th hour

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  7. At the end of chapter 14 bub cries. He never cries because he is so brave.

    I can infer that Bud cries because in the book it says, "I wasn't sure if it was her lips or her hands, but something whispered to me in a language that I didn't have any trouble understanding, it said, "Go ahead and cry, Bud, you're home" (174).

    Hassan A-H
    5th Hour

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  8. At the end of chapter 14 Bud starts to cry and that is out of character for himself.

    I can infer Bud started crying because Miss Thomas reminded him of his mom. She was caring, nice, and loving just like Bud's mom. In the story it says, "I felt Miss Thomas's hand come up under the napkin and rub real soft and slow back and forth over my head. She pulled me out of my chair into her lap and wrapped me around and bounced me up and down on her knee" (173). This quote shows that Miss Thomas is doing what Bud's mom would do to him when he would feel sad.

    Abbas H
    6th hour

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    1. At the end of chapter 14 Bud starts crying at the Sweet Pea and that's out of character for him.

      This happens because he saw Herman E. Calloway and he felt like home and he thought he was with family. In the story it said "go head and cry Bud your home"(174). Miss Thomas tried telling Bud that the group was his family and hes home.
      Ahmed D. 1st hour :)

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  9. At the end of chapter 14 Bud starts to cry and lets it all out.


    Bud starts to cry because he finally is happy and he has a place to be. In the story Miss Thomas says, "Go ahead and cry, Bud you're home"(174). This quote means that after all Bud has gone through he is finally happy and has a home.
    Jamal J
    4th hour

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  10. Bud gets out of character because he was crying and he doesn't usually cry.

    I can infer that Bud started to cry because he made him laugh and Miss Thomas said to him, "I know, I know" (173). She knows how he feels, and he feels sad about everything. I think I picked this quote because it shows that he is sensitive.
    Makayla L
    6th hour

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  11. At the end of chapter 14 Bud starts to cry.

    Bud cries because he's never had a women as close to him as Miss. Thomas. In the storyb Bud cries and miss thomas comferts him by saying,, "ok baby, ok I know sweetheart I know (173). I think this quote shows that miss thomas cares and that she's going to be there for him. He gets emotional because his mother used to do those things for him. Tia W 1st hour.

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  12. At the end of chapter 14 Bud starts to cry.
    I think that Bud starts to cry because he was around a nice lady like Mrs. Thomas. In the story, it says, "When she talked she moved her hands and fingers around and the lights from the ceiling and the little candle on the table would bounce off all the diamonds and spark up in your eye and make you feel like you'd been hit with some kind of magic fairy dust then you couldn't help but smile"(170). It also says, "Momma used to tell me I'd only get one chance to make a first impression"(173).
    I think this made Bud think of his mom.

    Zoey M. 1st hour

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  13. At the end of chapter 14 Bud starts to cry.

    Bud cries because he's never had a women as close to him as Miss. Thomas. In the storyb Bud cries and miss thomas comferts him by saying, "Ok, baby, ok. I know, sweetheart, I know" (173). I think this quote shows that Miss Thomas cares and that she's going to be there for him. He gets emotional because his mother used to do those things for him.

    Tia W 1st

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  14. something that Bud did that was out of his character was cry.

    I can infer that bud cried because he knows that he is finally home when miss Thomas says,"Go ahead and cry, Bud you're home"(174). I can also infer that miss Thomas reminds bud of his mom because she is very kind, caring and nice.

    Jacob Chavis
    1st hour

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  15. In chapter 14 Bud deos something that's out of character. It is when he was out at a restauraunt with Herman E. Calloway and the rest of the group. Then Bud was so happy he started crying.


    The reason why I can infer that happens to Bud is he's never been with people that like him or family so he so happy he cried. In the story Bud started crying. In the book it says, "Go ahead and cry Bud, you're home" (174).

    Abdullah H 1-12-12
    1st Hour

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  16. The thing that Bud does out of his character is he started to cry.

    The reason that Bud does this is because he said, "After I shoved the last crumb of pie in my mouth and scraped up the last dribbles of wipe cream I looked around at the people at the table and I could'nt help breaking out in a big smile" (170). The reason that this quote helps to show why Bud cried is because no one ever made him feel like how he felt when he's around the band. another reason that this happened was beacause when he said, "Miss Thomas humming reminded me most of that feeling you get when you walk barefoot on a railroad track, and for a long time before you can see it, you can feel the train coming right through the bottom of your feet" (170). The reason I thought this was why Bud cried was because the way she hummed made him think about the railroad tracks.
    Tavion D
    1st hour

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  17. Bud started crying because he felt like he was family with the gang. In the book it says, "Go ahead and cry, Bud, you're home"(p.174). This quote means that this is his new family they take care of him and gave him his own room.

    Hassan A
    1st Hour
    1-12-12

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  18. At the end of chapter 14 Bud was laughing but out of now where he starte crying.
    I think he started crying because he was laughing so hard that he started crying and when he was crying he must have started rememebering things from his past when he was crying. I also think that because it says "I was smiling and laughing and busting my guts so much that I got carried awayand some rusty old valve squeaked open me then..... wop, zoop, sloop.... tears started jumping out of my eyes so hard that I had to cover my face with the big red and white napkin on the table, (172-173)".
    Mariam D. 1st hour

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  19. At the end of chapter 14 Bud cires so hard. It is not normal for him to cry.
    I can infer that because Bud feels like if it is home and that people around him are like family and he likes then so much. Miss Thomas's treated him like a son and she remind him of his mother. In the book it says, "All of the sudden I knew that of all the places in the world that I'd been in this was the one. That of all the people I'd ever met these were the ones. This is were I was supposed to be" (172). It also says, "I wasn't sure if it was her lips or her hand, but some things whispered to me in a language that I didn't have any trouble understanding. It said, Go ahead and cry, Bud, you're home" (174). These two quotes mean people and Miss Thomas are trying to tell Bud this is where you belong and not to leave. They want him to know that they are his family now.
    Mona B.
    1st Hour

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  20. At the end of chapter 14 Bud starts to cry and lets it all out.
    I can infer Bud cries because he's finally home, so maybe it's tears of joy. Miss Thomas holds Bud in her arms and says to Bud, "Go ahead and cry,Bud your home"(174). When Miss Thomas says this she's trying to say go ahead let it out because you're home.
    Cali H.
    4th hour
    january-12-2012

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  21. In chapter 14 bud started crying.

    Bud started crying because he liked Miss Thomas a lot and then he heard someone whisper in his ear saying, "Go ahead and cry, Bud, you're home" (174). Miss Thomas says that because he had no family and he was really sad he felt the love when he was there bur started crying real because he loved Miss.Thomas a lot as a friend and she liked him back as a friend to.

    Mohammed S.
    4th hour

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  22. At the end of chapter 14 Bud starts to cry. This is unusual for Bud.

    This happened to Bud because he was feeling happy. I can say this because when Miss Thomas was holding bud she said go ahead and cry your hom (174). This quote means Miss Thomas is telling bud it ok to cry because your home.


    Hussein s.
    4th hour

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    1. At the end of chapter 14 bud does something that's out of character is that he starts to burst out crying at the restaurant in front of all the band memebers.

      I can infer that the reason that bud starts crying is he's never been this happy and also around people that like him.
      "One second I was laughing my head off and the next second I was feeling very surprised(172). This quote means that he's being cared about and he's happy to be with friends.
      Hussein H.

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  23. This happened to Bud because he knew he was home. He knew that when he heard "go ahead and cry Bud,your home"(174). This meant he didn't have to search for his dad anymore,he got his job done.

    Hassan H
    5th hour

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  24. At the end of chapter 14 Bud starts bawling.

    I can infer that Bud starts to cry because he was finally home. Bud was crying tears of joy. In one part of the book Bud was with Miss Thomas and Miss Thomas wispered in his ear, "Go ahead and cry, Bud, you're home"(174). I think this quote means that Miss Thomas was trying to say you're with your new family and that its ok to cry.

    Hussein A 5th hour

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    1. I can infer that Bud starts crying because hes finally going to be with a family and wont be in a foster home.
      Bud starts to crying and miss Thomas says "go ahead and cry,Bud,your home"(174). I think this quote means that miss Thomas is welcoming Bud to a nice and a new family.
      ALEX B. 5TH HOUR

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    2. I can infer that Bud starts to cry because he new that he could finally stop searching for his dad and his home because he new he was with family already. bud starts to cry because Mrs Thomas whispered 'go head and cry your home' (174). I think that this quote means that instead of searching and searching for your real family be with the family that you are with and already have with you.

      Mohammed abouleila 5th hour

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  25. In the end of chapter 14 Bud starting sobbing at the reatraunt which was really out of character for him.
    I can infer that Bud started to cry because he felt home because he has no friend or family. I know Bud was crying because in one part of the story whole Bud was sobbing and Miss.Thomas says, "Go ahead and cry, Bud, you're home"(174). I think this means that they want to be his family like they love him.

    Sabaa.A
    5th Hr:)

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  26. At the end of chapter Bud does something thats out of chacter for himself.

    Bud starts crying because he had a hard life and didnt have really anyone in his life.Then finaly he found all the right people he should of had in his life and he was feeling happy to be with them.I can tell he feels this way because in the book its says "All of a sudden I knew that of all the places in the world that I'd ever been in this was the one.That of all the people I'd ever met these were the ones.This was where I was sapouse to be."(172) This quote tells me that Bud feels like he is home.

    Jessica B.
    5ht hour

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  27. At the end of chapter 14 Bud starts crying.

    I can infer that Bud started to cry because he was finally home after a while. Bud wsas crying because he was happy. In a part of the book Miss Thomas said, "Go ahead and cry Bud, you're finally home"(174). I think that Miss Thomas is trying to say that you're finally home with your family and its ok to cry.

    Jason S.
    5th Hour
    1/12/12

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  28. At the end of chapter 4 Bud burst out in tears. I can infer that bud burst out in tears because all his life people have been teasing him and bullying him. Bud never had people that cared about him. Bud felt like he was at home. I know Bud felt like he was at home because in the story it says, "Go ahead and cry, Bud, you're home" (174). Miss Thomas tells Bud this because she cares for him and wants him to know that he is welcome.
    Imante B.
    5th Hour

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    1. At the end of chapter 14 bud burst out in tears because he hasn't been this happy in his life, he new when he saw these people they were his family. I can infer that bud was very happy that he finally had a family can infer that Bud starts to cry because. In the story he was saying "All of a sudden I knew that of all the places in the world that I'd ever been this is the one" (172)

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    2. At the end of chapter 14 bud burst out in tears because he hasn't been this happy in his life, he new when he saw these people they were his family. I can infer that bud was very happy that he finally had a family can infer that Bud starts to cry because. In the story he was saying "All of a sudden I knew that of all the places in the world that I'd ever been this is the one" (172).
      Mohamed Ayoub
      6th Hour

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    3. At the end of chapter 14 Bud starts crying.

      I can infer that Bud was crying because he remembers his mom. When he saw Miss Thomas she reminded him of his mom. In the book it says, "I didn't see it before, but now that I looked I could tell that Miss Thomas must be the most beautiful women in the world" (170). It reminded him of his mom because his mom used to look like that and because that how Bud remembers her.

      Mohammed Abbas
      6th Hour

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    4. At the end of the chapter, Bud starts to cry when Miss Thomas put Bud onto her lap. the reason why bud cried is because he never had a real family by his side or his mom and dad weren't with him.In the story,Bud is sitting with the band members in a restaurant and having fun. The book describes Buds thoughts and says, "All of the sudden, out of all the places I've been to, this was the one.Out of all the people I met, these were the one.This is where I was supposed to be"(172).To me, I think what Buds trying to say is that he never had a real family by his side and he never met these kind of people before and he never been to a restaurant before.
      Wissam Madarani
      6th hour

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    5. At the end of chapter 14 Bud come out crying, but its not usual for him to cry because he is like a strong kid.

      He was crying because he really never had a mom there for him, but seeing that this lady is caring for him made him emotional.In the book its says..."That was where i was supposed to be"(172).What Bud is saying is that now he really has people that are there for him.
      Mahmoud N.
      6th hour

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    6. At the end of chapter 14 Bud does something that is out of character fir himself. He started to cry at the resturant. He starts crying because Miss Thomas reminds him of his mom , and he dosent wanna lose everyone he met. He likes everyone but his dad dosent want him. In the story it says "All of a sudden i knew that out of all the places ive been too this was the place "(172) Bud meant that out of everyone
      this were the people he was meant to be with & do's not want to lose.
      Moe J
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  29. Bud is of chater in chapter 14 when he crys & hes usualy a real tough kid & never crys

    I can infer that,Bud is crying because he has never been anywhere where he feels like he bolonged.In the book it says, "This was where I was suppoosed to be" (172).I think this about means he is where he belongs.

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  30. At the end of the chapter 14 bud started to cry because he was very happy

    this happens to bud because he was home and Miss. Thomas said "Go ahead and cry bud your home"(174)

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  31. At the end of chapter 14 Bud does something out of caracter for himself is that he starts to cry


    I can infer that this happens to Bud because he was finally home,he was in somebodys arms and now being taken care of. He was crying for joy. In the book it says " Go adhead and cry, Bud you're home,"(114). What that quote means is that he is no longer on the lamb hes finally home safe and sound and he was just crying for joy.

    Raquel B
    6th hour

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  32. I can infer that Bud starts to cry because he isnt used to being around people that are nice to him. Like in the story it says "I looked around at the people at my table and I couldnt help breaking out in a big smile"(170). Thats why he started to cry. They were tears of joy.
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  33. At the end of chapter 14, Bud is have fun like never before ,and .Bud begins to cry ,and Bud trys to hide his face from the band with the red and white napkin.

    I can Infere that Bud feels bad because he never had so much fun by just talking to very nice strangers in a band .In the book it said, I got carried away ,and a old rusty value squeked open and woop... zoop... sloop and tears started jumping out. (172)
    JaylonC.
    6th Hour

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  34. At the end of chapter 14 Bud does something that's out of character is that he starts to burst out crying at the restaurant in front of all the band memebers.

    I can infer that the reason that Bud starts crying is he's never been this happy and also around people that like him.
    "One second I was laughing my head off and the next second I was feeling very surprised(172). This quote means that he's being cared about and he's happy to be with friends.
    Hussein H.
    5th hour

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  35. The action in the story that is unlike bud is whne he starts crying at the table, he cryed because he felt as if he was at home in text it says, "All the places I have ever been this is the one" (172). bud feels as if he was home and wanted to cry because this is the olny good thing that has ever happend to him.

    A.T 5th hour

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  36. I kwon in the siory it says "go ahead and cry Bud you're home "(1741).besasd he dot not have a home to lfve in it whet a new fiamly .ahmed a 5th hour

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    1. Nice proper spelling, use of grammar,and punctuation!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!

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    2. Do you know how to spell?

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  37. At the end of chapter 14 Bud does something that is out of his character. He cried. Bud is not a person who cries. Bud is a strong person that it was odd when he cried.It was not like him to do that.
    what I can infer about Bud crying is is that he is having a good time which has not happend in a long time. Bud was sitting with his father and the bandmates and was having a good time. Bud felt that they were like his family. In the story it says, "All of a sudden I knew that of all the places in world that I've ever been in thisi is the one. This is where I was supposed to be" (172). Bud felt like he finally had a family who loves and cares for him.
    Hadi C.
    6th Hour

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  38. At the end of chapter 14 Bud cries.I infer Bud cries because he felt like he found a home,some where he belonged, and where they cared for him so he felt safe with them so he cried from happness. I infer this beacause in "Bud,not buddy" Bud thought "all of sudden I knew that places in the world that I'd ever been in this was the one. that of all the people I'd ever met the were the ones.this was where i was supposed to be." thats why i infered that.

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  39. My favorite part in Bud Not Buddy was when Herman E. Calloway finds out that Bud is his grandson. A part that i can explain in the story was when Herman E. Calloway stumbled to the floor when he hears that Buds momma name was Angela and Herman had a daughter named angela.I screamed at him " Angela sir" I was mad that i hadnt meant to say "sir" but it came out anyway."Her name is Angela Janet Caldwell. "Mr. Jimmy said, Lord have mercy pg.212
    I selected this perticular scen because I feel kind of sad for Herman because he thought his daughter was still alive and out there somewhere lookin for him but she died.
    Tia w. 1st hour.

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    1. At the end of chapter 14 Bud starts to cry and that is out of character for himself.

      I can infer Bud started crying because Miss Thomas reminded him of his mom. She was caring, nice, and loving just like Bud's mom. In the story it says, "I felt Miss Thomas's hand come up under the napkin and rub real soft and slow back and forth over my head. She pulled me out of my chair into her lap and wrapped me around and bounced me up and down on her knee" (173). This quote shows that Miss Thomas is doing what Bud's mom would do to him when he would.

      Jason S
      5th Hour

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    2. My favorite scene in Bud not Buddy is when the dusky devastators of the great depression gave Bud an alto saxophone and he said he will be as good as them in 3weeks tops.


      In the scene Herman E. Calloway just found out that his daughter died and his daughter is Buds mama and Herman was crying his eyes out. Mrs. Thomas was talking to Bud then she goes up to Herman , the Dusky Devestors come in after that.

      In the story it says ,"The Dusky Devestators put there money together and bought me a saxophone"(229)!


      I picked this scene because Bud was very happy when the band bought Bud a saxophone.


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  40. Bud falls in love with his gf

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