Many people confuse the definition of a friend. A friend is someone who chooses to be kind/thoughtful/loving etc towards you. So you say to someone "I am your friend" when you feel friendship etc towards them.
So, by coming here we all show our friendship to Paul for his marvellous career and his stregth and wisdom.
And to Pam for all she does to make this site so efficient and informative and...you guessed it.... FRIENDLY
Whenever I look at these boards I think what special people they both are to have so many friends.