What did click was that he inspired me to finally take that last step and apply to be a Big Sister. I had been thinking about it for a while, and his positive account of being a Big Brother encouraged me to apply.
For those of you who don't know what the Big Brothers Big Sisters program is (from there website):
There are 21,000 boys ready and waiting to be matched with Big Brothers across the country right now ... that's double the number of girls waiting for a Big Sister. You can also make a donation to help fund the careful one-to-one matching and ongoing professional mentoring support unique to Big Brothers Big Sisters.