John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is both a heartwarming and heart breaking tale in one turn.
George's barely hidden love and compassion for the dopey Lennie tugs even the coldest person's heartstrings. Though gruff at first glance, George always appeases Lennie's wishes. Whether for a repeat of the story he knows by heart, or to get a puppy, or a rabbit, George always satisfies.
Lennie's apitude for trouble is heart wrenching. Though good hearted, Lennie's size and IQ often lead him to misdeeds. A big man, Lennie finds it hard to be gentle.
Though Lennie is a nuisance, George takes him under his wing every time.
I highly recommend this novel. By far, this is in my top 3 favorite books I have ever read.