I have a new friend who lives walking distance from me. I can see her house and driveway from my office window, or could, but in the summer there is a stretch of dense woods between us, with wildlife…
She has a car and I don’t, so she has helped me out for quite a while. In fact I picked her to befriend because of the closeness of where we live, and the fact that she has a car.
I worked on her for months, and it worked. I had a friend.
For her I was someone who needed her and that was good enough for her. She helps a lot of people with transportation, and that gives some meaning to her life.