Nothing like it
There is nothing like the sweet fellowship of like minded, loyal friends. It's more comforting than ice cream.
"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away." ~George Eliot