Over the years I’ve come to realize that real friendship is built on respect, a common bond, and shared memories. A true friend will accept everything about you, including your flaws. They’d stick with you through the good and the bad times, they are always happy for your successes and congratulate you when you reach a new goal. You feel totally comfortable around them, and they probably know things about you that many others don’t. They make you feel happier, not drained and stressed, in fact they’re your go to person when you need to de-stress.
Real friends don’t talk about you behind your back. They tell you the truth about things, even though you may not want to hear it and when you make a mistake, they don’t blow things out of proportion– they forgive you. You have so many inside jokes and funny memories with them that you’ve lost count.
I happened to meet one in the most unexpected way, I’d gone to visit my sister-in-law Tosin. Getting to her place, I met two of her friends there. We were four in the room, the only person common to the three of us was Tosin – no one else knew anybody. When I walked in the door, the first thing I thought was that how will I be free in the presence of strangers. Not just one but two strangers. To my utmost surprise, the three of us clicked and we talked for hours about random topics. Anyone who walked in at that moment would think it was a get together between recently reunited friends.
But of the three of us, I and Lekan were the closest, now he’s like a brother to me. When we met in that room that day I’d expected it to end there but somehow fate had other plans. We are inseparable now, we became true friends.