Befriending is really good for you, but don’t just take our word for it. Read what SAGA have to say on the subject

You might not expect just how fond you’ll get of the person waiting for your visit.

Odds are you’ll quickly develop a routine with them – perhaps putting the kettle on as soon as you get in, or discussing the news, or joking about a sports team – but that routine will become as dear to you as it is to them.

Taking a moment out of your life to be truly altruistic and help a fellow human in need with something as simple and basic as companionship tends to have far-reaching benefits that extend beyond the hour or so you share a cup of tea and a biscuit.

You’ll feel better, and they’ll feel better, and because of you, the world will be a slightly better place.

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