I started re-watching the Kanto series from episode 1 all the way up.. and I got to relive one of my most favorite moments. Where Ash was in danger of being attacked by the Spearow and Pikachu gets up, running towards him, and jumps onto his shoulder.. then uses his Thunder to save Ash from the mass attack. The two then awoke laying together and Ash smiled at Pikachu and said "well.. we did it.."
At that moment, I remembered why I fell in love with Pokemon. Despite the childish atmosphere and aim, the anime is extremely deep. It shows the immense value of friendships, the trust between two, and the care that is so very hard to come by these days in the real world. One thing is for certain, I'll never forget all of those dearly beloved moments. <3