Beautifully written and so accurate. Ironically, for me, it was only until I moved out of my home country that I realized which friendships I cherished. There are a handful of people in each place who still hold a dear place in my heart. We keep in contact because we simply want to. We cheer each other on. We take care of each other how we can when the storms hit.
Definitely a necessary thing to have in one’s life.