Jim Kirk became one of the greatest captains in Star Fleet history and no matter what he always remembered that it was because of Bones. Bones saved his life many times and it was because of him that Jim got on to the Enterprise in the beginning. He was thankful to Leonard McCoy his entire life. Even after the man was killed in a fight to save Kirk once again. Jim wouldn’t let anyone forget that it was because of Bones that he was alive. Jim never once forgot what Bones did for him and he always regretted that he never got the chance to tell him how much he loved him until he was sobbing over his dead body. Bones saved Jim so many times and Jim felt like the one time that it mattered, he couldn’t save the man he loved.