So, what is your definition of a friend? I have learned over the years, that my definition of a word isn't always everyone else's definition.
My definition of a friend: Someone who you love, listen to, and are there for and they do those same things in return. Someone who will always tell you the truth even when it hurts. Someone you can call up at 3 AM and cry to for hours, even when they have to be at work the next morning, Someone who will call you out when your in the wrong, but love you anyway and vice versa. Among many other things.
I've learned a lot about loyalty over the years, someone who is there for you no matter what. Someone you can BET on that's gonna have your back. But as we grow up we establish new friendships. We grow apart of some we have held on to for years. It's part of life and it's part of growing up. I wouldn't trade my friendships for the world, at the same time we have to stand on the side of right and wrong. Don't stand by and let someone get hurt. Do what's right by everyone, not just by your friend. Put them in their place if they are doing wrong. That's what you're there for. We all want to use that same old line, "mind your own business" but if roles were reversed, wouldn't you want someone watching out for you??