Once upon a time, there was a little cactus named Carl who lived in the middle of the desert. Carl was a pretty content cactus, as far as cacti go, but he couldn’t help feeling a little lonely. You see, all of the other plants in the desert had friends and family to keep them company, but Carl was all by himself.
One day, as Carl was basking in the sun, he heard a faint rustling sound. He looked around, but he didn’t see anything. Suddenly, a tiny voice spoke up. “Hello there! My name is Sid. I’m a worm. Would you like to be my friend?”
Carl was so surprised that he didn’t know what to say. A worm as a friend? That was certainly unexpected. But he figured, why not? “Sure,” he said. “I’d love to be your friend!”
And so, Carl and Sid became the best of friends. They would chat and tell jokes, and Sid would burrow around in the dirt and bring back juicy bits of information from the other plants in the desert.
One day, Carl and Sid were chatting away when they heard a loud rumbling noise. They looked around, and they saw a giant tumbleweed heading straight for them! Carl was petrified, but Sid had an idea. “Quick! Grab on to my tail!” he yelled. “I’ll get us out of here!”
So Carl latched on to Sid’s tail, and Sid burrowed underground as fast as he could. The tumbleweed barreled right over them, but they were safe and sound. When they emerged, Carl turned to Sid and said, “Wow, that was amazing! You’re like a superhero!”
Sid blushed. “Oh, it was nothing,” he said. “I’m just a worm.”
From that day on, Carl and Sid were known as the dynamic duo of the desert. They went on all sorts of adventures together, and they were never lonely again. And whenever anyone asked how they met, they would just laugh and say, “It’s a funny story.”