to me a friend is someone who you have known for a long time. friends stick by each other through thick and thin and help you with your problems. friends are those who give you advice for when you really need it the most. a friend is like your most prized item. they will be there when you need them. they also give you the support that you need as well. friends are there when you want to hang out together or just need a shoulder to cry on (or so i understand). friends are important to have and shall cherish them forever. or til death do you part.