JOHNSTOWN, PA—Though friend Chris Brey, 31, and friend-of-friend Bill Scafuri, 33, did not immediately form a close friendship following their introduction by longtime friend Adam Lustick last August, the two friends' friendship ultimately grew friendlier than the original friendship between Brey and Lustick, mutual friends reported Friday.

"Friends of mine told me that Chris and Bill were becoming better friends, which doesn't surprise me, because sometimes Adam can be a pretty bad friend as far as friends go," said Rebecca Larsin, a friend. "Maybe [Brey and Scafuri] will even become best friends."

When asked to comment on his friends' new friendship, former friend Lustick said he was always happy to help out an acquaintance.