That's what my husband and I call my online friends. Of course, they're real and true and I'd be lost without them. One particular friend gave me a gigantic boost yesterday, when I really needed it. She was thoughtful enough to think of Chim and Badger, sending them a goody box of clothes and a zoo map -- Chim's latest obsession. She is a very busy woman and the love and effort was just as valued as the gifts themselves (and that is saying something because, hello, Disney Princess socks -- BIG hit.).
No one can ever explain to me how the timing of these sorts of acts of kindness come to fruition when they're most needed... this box arrived after I learned that my client was again breech, and a grumpy day at a pumpkin patch in 90 degree weather with everyone snipping and snapping at each other. Then that ray of sunshine... nothing random about that act of kindness.
I may be a heathen but I know there's an energy way bigger than you and me.