A friend is someone who
will show up when it costs them something.
Usually more than money.
There is a difference between friends and people who are friendly. It’s where authentic truth exists between people.
Niceties, filler talk and gestures can create a synthetic bond, but its nothing like having someone who doesn’t need those things, to have your back. You’re connected. You don’t have to agree, or even talk that much. A friend is rare.
To have one, you must be one.