I think I'm guilty of taking too narrow of an approach with regard to who I label and treat as a friend. If a person does not have character traits A & B, I am quick to dismiss them, regardless of positive character traits C - Z that they do possess. Consequently, I rather foolishly miss out on opportunities to at least attempt to develop friendships.
At a time earlier than anybody should be expected to be awake on their day off, A sent me a Facebook message. He asked my whereabouts, then laid out all of the plans that awaited us. After driving for over an hour to meet me, A took me to Yellowstone National Park. I'd never been to Yellowstone National Park. He took me to a hot spring. I'd never been to a hot spring. His wife, H, made me dinner and made me feel welcome. She made gluten free brownies from scratch. I'd never eaten gluten free brownies made from scratch.
My entire day was filled with doing things that were fun and that I'd never had the opportunity to do. And all of it was courtesy of A and H, my unexpected friends.