old friend

Meeting an old friend after a long time and feeling that nothing has changed.

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. 
Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

It's the worst part of seeing old friends: when your rose-colored memories become undone by reality.
- Brad Meltzer