He's my friend IRL (Born on the same day, in the same hospital, next to each other in the same room) I remembered the pic from his FB. We've been drawing pretty much everything for the training ground together on Skype.
As for being friends, of course we can! ...if that's alright with you, I mean.
Well, All ponies are best pony, but if I had to pick I would say Fluttershy because her struggle with learning to be confident and comfortable in social situations around others is really something I can relate to.