The Friendly - Al-Laṭīf
Al-Laṭīf, The Gentle, The Kind
He who is Benevolent, Gentle and Subtle with His servants. So when we say that God Almighty is lateef with His slaves, it means that while He is always with us, and knows everything that goes on within us from thoughts and emotions, His protection and His presence with us are subtle. You may believe it is your friend that is comforting you, but in reality, it is God Almighty who sent you that friend. Perhaps that one word was what you needed to uplift you. Perhaps your friend told you a joke that helped to get your mind off things.