A one-of-a-kind story about empathy and friendship. When a robot asks a boy, “Can we be friends?” the boy replies, “I don’t think so. You’re a tin can.” The robot disagrees. After all, the robot can play music! Do math! Bake a cake! But the robot has no brain, the boy insists, and no heart. So surely it is a tin can. Is there anything the robot can do to change the boy’s mind? To prove it’s more than a piece of metal? This whimsical story considers what it takes to be like someone else. And, more important, what it takes to be a friend.