If the right friends help make us better people—and they do—then what kinds of friends have our General Authorities had in their lives? The New Era invited a few of the Brethren to talk about some of the people who were most influential in their lives. After reading their stories, you may want to take a second look at the people around you. Some may someday be among your best friends and you don’t yet realize it. There might also be some people you wouldn’t have sought out before, but who have a great deal to offer.