Real friends back their words up with action.
Love is as much a feeling as it is an action, and when friends love one another, they act. Its more than just talk. They follow up what they say with actions. They never say one thing and do another.
Real friends will make time for you, even if theyre busy.
A friend isnt someone who finds time for you, they make time for you. Even when they become busy, theyll take time out of their lives to spend with you doing things you love doing. Theres no such thing as a true friend who you never see because they just got so busy.
Real friends let you be yourself.
Your real friends wont ever ask you to be anything but your true self. They love you and they dont want to control you. They dont even feel like they have to give you permission. They just let you be you.
Real friends help you be a better person.
Theyre going to be there for you in the worst of times, but they also want to see you learn from it and grow as a person. Theyre not afraid to call you on your BS, but theyll support you as you develop anyway.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Thomas Aquinas