"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
Very well said. We all know people around us who will be there for us when it's convenient. But the ones who matter are the ones who are there when it's not. The ones you can count on to listen to you banter on about your heartbreak at 4 AM. The ones who will fly across continents to share your special moments with you. Who will always remember that, above everything else, their friend needs them to be there for them. Who know that, just by listening to you, they can make a difference. Or sometimes, by just being around you. The three words "I'll be there" work like magic, whether said verbally or just through an unspoken gesture.