Real friends back up their words with action
Words only mean so much, anybody can make a promise but the true test of someones loyalty and friendship is their actions. A true friend follows up what they say with action and never goes back on their word.
Real friends will make time for you, even if they’re busy
A friend isn’t someone who finds time for you, they make time for you. Even when they become busy, they’ll take time out of their lives to spend with you doing things you love doing. There’s no such thing as a true friend who you never see because “they just got so busy.”
Real friends let you be yourself
Your real friends won’t ever ask you to be anything but your true self. They love you and they don’t want to control you. They don’t even feel like they have to give you permission. They just let you be you.
Real friends help you be a better person
They’re going to be there for you in the worst of times, but they also want to see you learn from it and grow as a person. They’re not afraid to call you on your BS, but they’ll support you as you develop anyway.
“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas