Man is a social animal. As companionship provides emotional support, he constantly strives to be in the company of others. With people preferring the company of the television today, those in need of companionship are having a difficult time in finding the companions of their choice. For such people, pen friends are a godsend. With pen-friends, whether they are in one’s country or abroad, one can share one’s interests and thoughts which are of mutual concern. Pen-friend can share their joys, sorrows and information on subjects of mutual interest. Though they may never meet, especially if they are in different countries, they build up an intimacy and derive emotional support from their writings. In this age when one hardly has a need to write letters because of the advancement and expansion of communication facilities like phones and e-mail, the correspondence between pen-friends is a good exercise in sustaining friendship through the traditional method of letter-writing.