This ballad was written by Alex Francis, Jason Farmer and Keyshia Cole. Farmer also produced this track. His only previous significant production credit had been on Freddie Jackson's 2006 Transitions album.
This was the third #1 for Cole on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
The song's video was shot in Hawaii and is based on the "Footprints" poem. The Leona Lewis song "Footprints In The Sand" is based on the same piece.
Cole told MTV News that she wrote this about her cousin.
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.