The dictionary says a friend is ‘one with whom a person shares mutual affection, respect and regard. A person that cares.’
Look around you. How many people can you count as a friend? Is it the fellow next door that mows your lawn sometimes when he mows his? Is it the one that phones you for no reason, but just to say hello? Could it be a person you don’t know, but they write books you love to read?
As I write this I count myself so lucky. I have many friends.