If you form a friendship and immediately sense that you two have connected for a reason, you'll probably be right! You'll be able to add a lot to your friend's life and will provide guidance and support to the path that they'll follow as an individual. You can be a positive influence on them, if you consciously offer them support and encouragement.
You'll be an inspiration to them; any act on your own part to realize your own dreams, any effort to be the person you truly are and to follow your own true path, will serve as a boost to your pal. You can act as a role model for them, because they really want to become their own person but may not know how to assert their individuality in a positive way without your guidance.