What is the relationship between George and Lennie in  Of Mice and Men?

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I would say that the relationship between them is one based on caring and nurturing.  I think that they both need each other in an immediate and powerful way.  This is fairly evident with Lennie, as he needs George to look after him and ensure that he is not manipulated.  Lennie's aunt implored George to do as much.  I think that George needs Lennie as much, though.  George is constantly haunted by the feelings of his own...

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