February is International Friendship Month, and Old Friends, New Friends Week is the third week of May. The first Sunday of August was declared as a U.S. holiday in honor of friends by Congress in 1935. I cherish the friends I’ve known since childhood. I love Brian Piccolo, and I’d like you to love him too. When you hit your knees tonight, please ask God to love him too.”Shortly after that memorable night, Brian Piccolo died.