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Feed a wolf, gain a friend.

Feed a wolf a friend, lose that friend, but also gain a wolf-friend.

Break even on friends.

BUT…

Feed a wolf the wolf that you fed your friend to, lose that wolf-friend (and the friend inside the first wolf), but gain a friend in the form of the second wolf.

Net friend gain: -1

BUT…

Eat that second wolf, gain a friend (second wolf), a friend within a friend (first wolf-friend), and a friend within a friend within a friend.

Net friends: 3

THEREFORE…

Eat a wolf, make some friends.