Can you imagine this world without any friends? It would be pretty darn boring, and depression would take over our lives. Whether we accept it or not, we need friends at all phases of life. We need them through the highs and the lows. The interesting thing is that even science agrees to all these things.
1. Animals can form lifelong friendships with individuals that are not from their own species.
Many studies have shown that chimpanzees, baboons, horses, elephants and dolphins make friends, not necessarily from their own species, forever. In fact, whales literally have BFFs!
2. In a lifetime, you make 396 friends, but only 1 out of 12 friendships lasts.