Well God if you believe in Him made man because he wanted someone to talk with. Yes-even God almighty needed friends.
I love friends because for me it is like looking into a mirror of myself. Because they reflect who I`m as a person. You are who you hang out with and what comes out of your mouth.
A true friend is someone who comes in when the entire world has gone out.
I once heard a man say, a friend in Need is a pest... LOL
Good Friendships take a long time to grow and most people in their live time (if they are healthy) will develop at least five good deep friendships. 5000 friends on Facebook are not friends; they are just links on the internet.
Great question thanks for asking