Hrothgar and Beowulf have a close relationship. They are father and son-like figures to each other, with Hrothgar acting as a mentor to Beowulf. They both look up to one another, and they trust each other. Hrothgar also respects Beowulf and is loyal to him, while Beowulf is grateful for all that Hrothgar has done for him. Finally, their bond is strong enough that it can be considered special—they’re not just allies; they’re friends!