Look, I don't want to trip over my own trope but, for me, the highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. Where have I heard that before? Wait, what were we talking about?
Friendship as an ideal is worthy of living. Humanity domesticated a best friend to the point of helplessness and then we discard our best friend like at will. Anathama, I say to all who listen to my "pedadoggy" rant.