Another great friendship is between Fern, the 8 year old girl (pretty much my age) and Wilbur the pig. She saved Wilbur's life by begging her Dad not to kill him. He was a runt and very small. She fed him from a bottle and took good care of him. What I like about this book is that there is kindness every step of the way.
I read this book with my Mom outside in our backyard and I still remember it.