In my class, I sit next to this girl (who I happen to really like but that's not the point) and she's a year younger than everyone else. She doesn't really know anyone in the class, and she makes it kind of hard to befriend her (on her phone alot and often goes to a different room to work). Anyway, on Wednesday she came to class and she seemed kind of upset, but kind of hid that and went on her phone. I didn't notice that she was upset until the teacher approached her, seeming worried. After class, I noticed that the girl and the teacher talked for a while. Anyway, today (after the girl left to work in a different room) the teacher came up and sat beside me. She told me that this girl is very sad and lonely, and doesn't really have anyone to talk to in a lot of her classes. She said that the girl feels kind of depressed, and that it would make her day for me to initiate a conversation with her. I would love love love to be friends with the girl, however I am horrible at initiating conversations. And when it's someone who I actually have a crush on (but this will be strictly friendship because she just REALLY NEEDS A FRIEND) I get super anxious. Please help me!! I want to help this girl, and would love it so much if we could become friends.