Readings & Meanings:
mediate, come between, to aid
I got to know Suzuki through acquaintances.
I will introduce myself.
I visit a nursing home.
The top "roof" of this kanji is actually a form of 人.
(I was surprised as well.)
Below, you see two vertical lines. These indicate two sides.
Think of a person standing between two people, introducing them and reducing the space between them.