They, or them. They help you to support you, give you strength, encourage you, help you, make you laugh and put you in a good mood.
They, in my case. They are 5, I know them just this year, about 5 months, but it seems that I have known them for years. I consider them best friends because, I do not fear being who I am in front of them, nor do they fear being in front of me.
We are very different in several ways. But at the same time so similar.
I had 2 best friends in my life. One that was 2 or 3 years ago and the persistent one that we have been friends for 9 years. She does know who I am, what I fear and what I love. She is my sister of different blood, although we are both universal donors hahaha.
At times, I felt lonely and depressed, for reasons of self-esteem or problems in my home. They or they are the ones who encourage you to move forward. And if you do not have friends or friends, it does not matter, in my time books were my best friends. The music and sometimes the food haha.
With them you learn to be yourself, to be who you are, without fears and notions.
And if they do not exist for you, calm, the time will come, you just have to look and not trust people too much. Sometimes they even nail needles without realizing it.