It can :3 people just need to see that different in language, voice, skin tone, country anything! does not matter! as long as the 2 people have much in common and like each other as friends. I personality think that friendship is easier online since it give people a view on your personality, later on they can ask where you're from and so on. But in that time many already grew close in friendship ^^ I like mlp as well! It have a good point in many things.