Why would a guy want to be friends after breaking up with a girl?

My boyfriend of almost a year is depressed and told me he wants to be platonic for now. I said maybe he should figure his life out and then contact me, if I’m still around. He said why can’t we still go out to lunch etc and talk on the phone? I said fine, I’d let him know if it got to be too hard. He’s still called me 2 x this week and called today to wish me safe travels on my trip. I’m just confused. Why does he want to stay in touch?
Why would a guy want to be friends after breaking up with a girl?
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