This has NOTHING to do with a bar or TV show of the same name, well mostly. I'll admit to having a few friends, people I can talk with on any topic, share ideas with, break bread with, etc.
On Facebook I have a LOT of "friends" though some are really businesses or organizations there are only a handful I could call and say "Lets go for coffee," & I'm fine with that.
My close friends, those I know in real life, have changed over time as all things do.
One person who was my best friend: we worked together, went to church together, hit the gym together moved very far away. I mean oceans away. Prior to email, we'd write real letters and up until a move about 4 years ago, I kept three stacks of those "AIR MAIL" envelopes with letters from him.
Now, he sends out a Group letter via email and that's OK. I've moved too.
Having moved a 1000 miles from where I lived for 40+ years, finding new ones took time and I'm glad I took it.
The small circle of friends I have now fits in just right
I've also learned "The only way to have a friend is to be one" - Emerson