Real friends stick together when times are tough, they’re always a shoulder to lean on, whether you can see them or not, a true friend might not have money, but they always have a lot of love to give, they like you for who you are, regardless of size, shape, color, species, or age. Real friends won’t let you do stupid things alone, they’ll give you a ride, go for a ride, keep an eye out for you, have your back, and stop you from doing something stupid. True friends won’t leave your side, they’ll keep you warm, give you a boost, be there when you’re down, protect you, and be your eyes when you can’t see. And real friends will never give up on you, let fame or money get to their head, and they’ll always tell it like it is. You actually want to hang out with your real friends in real life, and seriously listen to each other. True friends are forever.
black and white photograph of a child hugging an elephant / photograph by John Drysdale