NASHUA, NH – Noting that the unfortunate incident had caused irreparable damage, sources confirmed Friday that the friendship between local men Ben Cowsill and Jared Leon had collapsed under the pressure of a single heartfelt moment. Reports claimed that, despite knowing each other for nearly 20 years, Cowsill and Leon would never be able to return to the comfortable friendship they had enjoyed after Cowsill’s temporary display of vulnerability, and it was likely they would never see each other again. can look at. ever in the face again. The friendship, established in high school, had continued amicably until a tragic moment at the Barge Inn Wednesday night, when sources heard Cowsill tell Leon, “Love you, man,” when they were less than two beers deep, the first. only example of genuine honesty and openness between the couple. It would have broken their camaraderie forever. Other members of the group of friends, including Carl Daley and Lindsay Smith, confirmed that although the two had formed a close bond since sitting side by side in seventh-grade math class, which blossomed during high school, their four years at the University of New Hampshire, and when both moved back home, where they met several times a week to play poker or watch basketball, the brutally serious moment of genuine feeling was too much for the friendship to survive. At the time of going to press, sources close to Cowsill confirmed that his carefully crafted line that read “What’s up man, I was so trashed the other night I barely remember anything,” had gotten no response from Leon.