Washington's best known quote about friendship is: Be courteous to all but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
Five years of beating the crap out of Pat (and getting the crap beaten out of him) is probably plenty enough shock to deserve the term.
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