Bobby is Jake’s dear friend. They have known each other from childhood, so he is used to Jake’s idiosyncrasies and tolerates his zealous optimism. Bobby is a quiet, steady force behind the group and brings a maturity that would otherwise be lacking. Bobby is a hard worker, who is motivated to succeed in all areas of his life. While Jake still holds onto some of his youthful ways, Bobby is moving onto adulthood, if not professionally yet, at least psychologically. In everything, Bobby is just a little bit better than Jake.