For that meal, the issues we think of when we hear township or ghetto took a backseat. We crowded together, laughing and eating our kotas, big sandwiches full of meat and french fries. We marveled at how awesome, albeit unusual, our friendship was given our differences.

Drew (front left) and Michael (middle right) eating Kota with their friends Malibongwe (front right), Kabel (back right), Kutlwano (back left), and Dumisani (back middle)