There are few people in your life who you'll ever love as much as you love your best friend. No matter where you go or how far apart you are, you'll have a connection that you'll never share with anyone else. It's easy to think of all the reasons why your best friend is so special, but you should remind yourself of how lucky you are to have them every once in a while.
Friendship is a beautiful thing to share with someone you care about. You'll share laughs, snacks, tears, and a whole lot of irreplaceable memories. When you look back on all you've done together, you'll actually begin to notice what an important part of your life your best friend is.
Individuality is something to be celebrated as well. You and your BFF aren't the same, which makes your bond a lot more interesting in the grand scheme of things. Besides, it would get kind of boring being friends with everyone who was exactly like you. You learn a lot from your best friend, which is only one more reason to be grateful to have them in your life. In case you need some reminding today, here are just a few reasons why you're a lucky duck to have your BFF.
1. You Have Someone To Laugh At
If you slip on a banana peel like some cliché cartoon character, a friend will help you back up. A best friend, however, will get in a good 10 seconds of laughter in before helping. It goes both ways, and it's totally OK, because having the title of "best friend" means you're allowed to laugh at each other.
2. She Teaches You New Things
No two people are the same, which means you and your bestie won't have everything in common. You may be from different ethnicities, genders, or socioeconomic backgrounds. This is a great opportunity for you to learn from each other. In the meantime, hopefully you'll gain a new sense of appreciation for those who aren't quite like you.
3. You Don't Have To Go Anywhere Alone
Arguably one of the greatest perks of having a BFF is having someone to go places with you. Especially if you're going somewhere new, having someone else by your side can ease a lot of anxiety. Remember that your bestie is sometimes your hero, too.
4. She's Your Shoulder To Cry On
We all have times when we just can't hold up the entire world on our own. Best friends are there to make sure someone can help take the weight off your shoulders when you need it. Whether that means making you laugh, letting you cry, or finding a solution, your bestie will be there to guide you.
5. She's Your Protector
One of the reasons girls go out in groups is to keep each other safe, and sometimes, you'll need to do a little bit more than practicing safety in numbers. Whether you're being pursued by someone who's a little too pushy or you just don't want to deal with being hit on, your BFF will step in and take matters into her own hands, as you would do for her. You really do love each other, and you'll always protect each other at all costs.
6. You Have A Personal Photographer
If it's time to update your Instagram feed, you know just who to talk to. A true best friend will jump at the opportunity to help you look your best. Grab a camera, strike a pose, and be ready to slay it.
7. She's Someone Who Will Finally Be Real With You
Your bestie will know she doesn't have to spare your feelings if there's something you need to hear. She'd rather save you from embarrassment later, and for that, she's a true hero. Girls need to look out for each other, so she'll let you know if the guy you're seeing is a total player or if there's lipstick on your teeth.
8. She Comments On All Of Your Photos And Posts
Sometimes, you may be Snapchatting and tagging each other in Facebook posts, even though you're sitting about five feet apart. She's clearly thinking of you when she's scrolling through her phone, so you should feel very loved. She could be texting that cutie from work, but instead, she's commenting on your selfie with one too many emojis.
9. She's Someone Who Will Do You Favors, Just Because
She'll hand you the thing you can't reach when you're too lazy to stand up. Why? Because she loves you. You know you'd do the same thing for her, even if it's a minor inconvenience.
10. You Can Talk About Anything
BFFs don't judge, so you know you can open up about anything that's on your mind. If you need advice, she'll give it. If you just want someone to listen, she's all ears. Whatever you need, she'll be there for you (cue the Friends theme song).
11. She Shares Your Unique Sense Of Humor
If you tagged anyone else in that meme you saw at 3 a.m. that made you laugh a little more than it should have, you'd probably get a pretty strange response. Your bestie though? She gets it. You don't need to explain your sense of humor, because she has the same one.
12. She Knows How To Brighten Your Day
Best friends love to make each other happy, and she'll know just what to do to get you smiling again. She knows what you find funny, and she probably has a list of inside jokes waiting to be used. When all else fails, she'll be there with a cup of your favorite coffee and a ton of hugs.
13. Her Hugs Are Healing
Whether or not you're in need of some TLC, you know you'll get at least a hug or two from your girl. Even if you've seen each other every day this week, you can be sure you'll be greeted like you haven't seen her in a year. Being in her arms brightens even the darkest of days, and you know whatever happens in your life, she'll be waiting with open arms.