Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. (Aristotle, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher)
When times are tough, we often find out who our real friends are. Those who keep their distance, perhaps saying nice things in passing, are not there to help when we need it. But those who show up when things get tough are the ones we cling to for support. They are demonstrating genuine friendship.
Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable? … A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. (Proverbs 17:17; 20:6))