Recent advancements in local methods have significantly improved the collision avoidance behaviour of virtual characters. However, existing methods fail to take into account that in real-life pedestrians tend to walk in small groups, consisting mainly of pairs or triples of individuals. We present a novel approach to simulate the walking behaviour of such small groups. Our model describes how group members interact with each other, with other groups and individuals. We highlight the potential of our method through a wide range of test-case scenarios. A number of metrics are also proposed to quantitatively evaluate the quality of our proposed model.