Denver admits that at first, he doesn’t like the idea of being Ron’s friend. For Denver, being friends means taking care of each other, fighting for each other, and he doesn’t believe that either of them is ready for that. However, Denver decides that he can look at this friendship with Ron in a different way: as an exchange. Denver can help Ron reach the homeless and give him access to places he wouldn’t otherwise be able to reach, and Ron can help him see a different part of the world as well, the domain of the wealthy.
Although Ron cannot meet Denver’s expectations of friendship, the exchange that he envisions between them demonstrates how a relationship between people of different backgrounds can help both of them gain a better, broader understanding of each other and the world.