nineteen: words

"I am always here for you. You can call me anytime---even if it's the middle of the night." I've said something along those lines a handful of times. One stands out in my mind because it was the most recent. I remember hanging up the phone and thinking about the people I know would be there for me in that way. Including some who've never uttered those nineteen words (or anything like them). And it got me thinking about how I know I can rely on them if they've never spelled it out.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this...

Have you ever had someone say something like that to you?

Do you know someone who'd be there for you in that way but hasn't necessarily said it? How do you know?