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A sign of true friendship

This is just a small thing, an innocent gesture, that always gives me joy every single time I see it here in the Philippines: friends, no matter what age or gender, putting their arm around their friend’s shoulders while walking.

I see this display of platonic affection almost everyday and each time it makes me so happy. A sign of true friendship. It warms my heart because I don’t see this in Europe often, unfortunately. This, to me, is an expression of deep friendship.

Man putting his arm around friend's shoulder, in El Nido
Man putting his arm around friend’s shoulder, in El Nido
Friends walking along the beach in Bantayan Island
Friends walking along the beach in Bantayan Island