It’s International Friendship Day on 6th August so we’ve been looking at the qualities that make a good friend.

We think a good friend is someone who:

  • listens
  • doesn’t judge or put you down
  • is kind and respects your views, even if they don’t agree with you
  • is loyal and trustworthy
  • laughs with you
  • comforts you when you feel upset
  • is there when things get tough
  • encourages you
  • makes you feel happy

What do you think makes a good friend? Send your thoughts to and we’ll share them on social media.