Joanne: I live in a different country to a lot of my friends, so we don't see each other all that often. So for me, the sign of a good friendship is when you get together again and it feels as if you just saw each other yesterday.
Elena: In my opinion a good friend is someone who is loyal, supports you and likes to spend time with you.
Kirk: My friends are people I have some kind of special connection with. It could be that I've known them for a long time and we've been through a lot together. It could be a relatively short relationship, but a specially intense one in some way.
Jo: I think for me a good friend is someone that really, really knows me and appreciates me, is a good listener and is there in tough times. Someone that's there for you.
Elena: Also, a good friend is someone who is honest and helps you to understand when you have made mistakes.
Jo: I think it's also good to have interests in common, so a lot of my friends share my interests in music, culture, literature, politics, and have kind of similar values, so we have really interesting conversations.
Kirk: People that I can trust. People who help me when I need help, people who I help when they need it.
Jo: I also really appreciate my friends that make me laugh. I've got some hilarious friends.
Tina: A good friend to me is someone that, it doesn't matter what you wear, what you look like, if you're in your old pyjamas or you've got a pinny on, they take you as you are. And especially if your house is a mess. That's another one. A friend doesn't even notice that. Even better.
In this video, some of our friends and colleagues tell us what they think makes a good friend.
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- What is important for you in a friendship?
- What makes a good friend?
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