These BFFs Found A Sweet Way To Cheer Up Their Friend After He Was Stabbed
"Our collective friendship is foundationally built on humor."
Here's a story about three best friends who all have matching semicolon tattoos to commemorate the time one of them was stabbed and nearly died.
"[We] quickly bonded as best friends since we were all into going to punk and metal shows, quoting The Simpsons, playing music and video games, and making really stupid jokes together," Purkett said.
But five years ago, something terrible happened. Purkett got a call telling him that Gosselin had been stabbed while trying to help someone getting mugged.
Gosselin was hanging out with friends in Los Angeles one night when a woman in the group was attacked by "a strange man who was trying to mug her."
Gosselin was rushed to the emergency room. Surgeons discovered that the knife had hit one of his kidneys and a portion of his colon, and both had to be removed.
Meanwhile, Purkett was back in Seattle worried sick.
"When I first heard Mike had gotten stabbed, I was in absolute disbelief," he said. "It didn't seem real."