Re: Are we forgetting why Spock is a great character?
I can understand that Kirk realizes the friendship there because of his mind meld with Spock(prime). But nuSpock has not been friends with Kirk long enough to have established such a strong meaningful bond.
So the strength of friendship is dictated first and foremost by how long you've been friends with someone? That's news to me.
"I had no idea you were so... formidable. " - Anan 7 to James T. Kirk, A Taste of Armageddon