Friendship is such an incredible thing.
One walks around life completely alone in his or her mind. All thoughts are encompassed within one, sole consciousness. And then the Lord gives us speech, in order to communicate those thoughts to others around us. And we do. We speak to an innumerable amount of people in our lifetimes, but there are only a few who communicate back in such a way that they reach the very core of our souls. Perhaps that person makes you laugh like no one else can. Or gives counsels that touch your heart like no one else's can.
And those few are given the distinct honor of being one's friend.