I have a pink DS lite that is about 6 years old and very well worn. (i.e. scratched up and with broken plastic in a few places, but still working well.)
I just used gorilla glue to fix a small break in the plastic, and I got thinking about how much I love this thing. I just can’t tell you how much this thing has done for me in life.
I can’t even remember how many times I’ve picked it up and felt my anxiety fade into the background. Or forgotten how scary the dark was. Or ignored how lonely I was.
I would almost always feel so much better after playing Pokemon or Animal Crossing for a while. It’s amazing how fast you forget about everything that could go wrong when you’re trying to figure out how to get to the next pokemon center.