When friends behave strangely, act out of character, or do something that in any other situation, with anyone else, you might take offense, take a deep breath and give them the benefit of the doubt.
Ask yourself, “If the situation were reversed, what would I want most from me right now?” Then do that.
Because you care.
Because you, too, make mistakes.
Because you don’t require perfection from others.
Because part of being a friend is loving them when they can’t love themselves.