There are no better people to surround yourself with than friends who love you for who you are. No matter where you live or what you look like, what you wear or how you talk.
Catching up, genuinely caring, asking real questions because they want to know and not slide by with shallow questions that don't really bring you to any sort of useful conclusion.
When you grow older, and have more things to do-- cherish your friends. They will love you, care for you, offer you a shoulder to cry on, cheer you up and provide support. And you can be exactly that for them.
The sad-time friends are likely to be the great happy-time friends.
The happy-time friends may not be good during the sad-time periods.
Choose wisely who you give your heart to.