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Sometimes, even Superman needs help.

Batman: You look worse than I'd been led to believe.
Superman: Batman...How..
Batman: A mutual friend expressed some doubts as to your investigative abilities.
Superman: Bruce—Lois is...Lois is...
Batman: I know. Don't Worry. We'll find her.
Superman: Critical Condition, Superman: The Man of Steel #101

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother
The Hollies, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"

"A friend is someone that helps you move.
A true friend is someone that helps you move bodies."

"A friend in need is a pest."
Season 1 episode 13 of The Dick Van Dyke Show, spoken by Morey Amsterdam's character "Buddy Sorrell"

"A friend in need's a friend indeed. A friend with weed is better."
Placebo, "Pure Morning"

"A friend in need is a friend indeed."
Proverbial, referring primarily to those who stay friends even when times are tough

"Allies! — with our backs against the wall
I will answer when you call."
Heart, "Allies"

"All right. Let's do this, Chad. You keep doing your thing and don't fight for yourself. But fight for me and I will fight for you. If you ever put your life on the line to protect something, then I'll put my life on the line to protect it too."
Ichigo, Bleach

"Yet you do not deny the accusation," said O-Tar.
"It is not worthy the dignity of a denial," she responded haughtily.
"And I were you, woman," said a deep voice at her side, "I should, nevertheless, deny it."
Tara of Helium turned to see the eyes of U-Thor, the great jed of Manatos, upon her. Brave eyes they were, but neither cold nor cruel. O-Tar rapped impatiently upon the arm of his throne. "U-Thor forgets," he cried, "that O-Tar is the jeddak."
"U-Thor remembers," replied the jed of Manatos, "that the laws of Manator permit any who may be accused to have advice and counsel before their judge."
The Chessman of Mars, U-Thor.

'"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."'
Jesus, John 15:13, from The Bible detailing the extent that a true friend may have to give up for the sake of those he cares for.

Tucker: Creepy hospital, ghosts guarding the joint… still, no sign Danny's in any real danger.
Danny (echoing): Let me GO!
Tucker: Still, technically not a cry for help.
Danny: HELP!
Tucker: Well, not a cry for me.
Danny: TUCKER!!!
Tucker: Ah, dang.
Tucker Foley showing the viewers how to respond to a friend in need, Doctor's Disorders

"Let me help." A hundred years or so from now, I believe, a famous novelist will write a classic using that theme. He'll recommend those three words even over "I love you."
'Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek: The Original Series'', "City on the Edge of Forever". Spock uses those words an episode or two later.

Twilight Sparkle: Before you go, I was wondering if you might be willing to help Rainbow Dash. She's really struggling with her animals.
Fluttershy: But... I don't really know anything about animals...
Twilight Sparkle: But you do know something about Rainbow Dash.
Fluttershy: I... know that she's a true friend, and I'll do anything I can to help her!

A true, true friend helps a friend in need
A friend will be there to help them see
A true, true friend helps a friend in need
To see the light that shines from a true, true friend

When you're alone, who comes around
To pluck you up when you are down?
And when you're outside looking in, who's there to open the door?
That's what friends are for
The Jungle Book, "That's What Friends are For"

Joel: You’ve always been too uptight about making things equitable. Giving me your bike...
Blake: You gave me your car.
Joel: Lean on us, Blake. You’ve damn well helped us out without getting paid back in kind. If you’re in trouble…

Still wilt thou wrong the sacred name of friend?
Then should'st thou never style it friendship more:
But base mechanic traffic that doth lend,
Yet will be sure they shall the debt restore.note 
—The Tragedy of Mariam

I'm on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Simon & Garfunkel, "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Wilbur: Oh, Charlotte, why did you do all this for me? I've never done anything for you.
Charlotte: You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.


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