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Do Tell: What Makes Your Best Friend So Special?

Today is National Friendship Day, so to celebrate, I want to take this opportunity to let you all talk about someone else — your best friend! As you all know, I've known mine since kindergarten, and she's actually become more like a sister to me. She's the first person I go to with anything because no matter what, I know she'll support me, listen to me, and offer a shoulder to cry on. She's also one of the few people that I never get sick of, and we can laugh about everything, or nothing at all, at any given moment. I feel very fortunate to have her in my life, and I know with certainty that we'll be best friends forever.

I'm sure each and every one of you has someone you call your best friend, so tell me about him or her! On this Friendship Day, what is it about your BFF that makes him or her so special to you?


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Ms--Anonymous Ms--Anonymous 8 years
I mean sisters from another mother...oops!
Ms--Anonymous Ms--Anonymous 8 years
We are twins from another mother! SO alike and yet different in so many ways-kinda like the ying to my yang!!!
jessie jessie 8 years
her unconditional love, no matter how much i fuck things up sometimes or sob on her shoulder, complain, rant, or just lean, she loves me no matter what.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
My best friend can read me like a book. I love him more than anything.
Jeny Jeny 8 years
My sister is my best friend.. my REAL sister.. So i've known her all my life.. she's the only person I know that will listen to me, not judge, offer honest and real advice without having other motives.. She's just like me but we're different in so many ways.. I feel so blessed to have a best friend who is actually family.. We can share everything from clothes, to purses, to hair items and know we'll get it back lol! I feel so blessed to have someone so wonderful in my life
kia kia 8 years
My best friend has been my most supportive "family" member for 20 years. She has been more consistent and nicer to me than my blood family and I think of her as my sister even though I have biological sisters. We used to live on different coasts but now I am only one time zone away. It is nice as she expects her first child that I am closer and can fly in on weekends. I am actually in her spare room visiting her for a few days... sort of like our last hurrah before she becomes a mommy. It seems like we have always been there for each other (20+ years).
gigill gigill 8 years
My best friend and I are currently separated by an ocean, but we talk and e-mail often enough that the distance doesn't feel that far. She rules because she likes to have a good time and can also chill or talk about serious stuff at the same time. The most important thing that I think holds us together is trust...we can tell each other anything and know that it will remain a secret. Trust is key!
millarci millarci 8 years
My best friends are my brother and my sister. No one else in this world knows me like they do. I honestly don't know what I do without them.
MsWalton MsWalton 8 years
My best friend Tae and I are more like sisters. We know EVERYTHING about each other and have no shame in calling one another out on our BS. I love her to death and would take a bullet for her if necessary. You rock Tae Tae!!!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
My best friend and I have a sixth sense about each other, even though we're currently living in different countries. We instinctively know when something's wrong with the other person and she's the first person I want to talk to when I've something exciting/happy/sad/terrible to share. She once flew in for a weekend just to celebrate my birthday with me and took me to the college infirmary at 4 a.m. because I was ill ... she also once drove me to the airport at 3 a.m. so I could catch a flight to see my boyfriend. We a bazillion inside jokes and often crack each other up just by exchanging looks. She brings out the best in me and is an inspiration as well. Even though we see each other sporadically because of the geographic distance between us, we talk online almost everyday and email as well - so when we get together, it's like nothing's ever changed. I would do anything for her!
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
I've only known my best for 8 years, but she is so amazing. She's hilarious, nice, pretty, smart, supportive and always listens to me bitch about ANYTHING for HOURS!! And it freaks me out sometimes because we always relate to each other or feel the same way at the same time..I swear we are the same person!!!!! Other than her, my best friends are my brother and my 2 sisters!
offtherecord1 offtherecord1 8 years
I could tell my best friend the worst thing about me, and she'd just look at me and say "so?". There was nothing I could tell her that she wouldn't want to hear. Unfortunately, she passed away from Cystic Fibrosis about two years ago, but not a day goes by that I don't think something wonderful about her. I hope to someday find that kind of friendship again. It's such a wonderful thing to have.
krrn krrn 8 years
the relationship i have with my best friend, sarah, is actually hard to put into words. like dearsugar is with her best friend, sarah is like my sister. i've only been friends with her since my sophomore year of high school (and i just graduated from college).. so it's been like 7 years. but she is not only so close to me but so close to my family. in high school, we spent every day, all day together. we stayed at each other's houses several nights a week.. we practically lived together. she's the only one of my friends i've never gotten sick of. she's literally the most beautiful person inside and out that i've ever met. she's so amazing, caring, and selfless and she's gorgeous. i've had so many people tell me that they are jealous of our relationship. as i've entered different eras of my life, i'm so glad to have her there. when i went to college, it was so hard to meet other people and try to have friends that were as amazing as her. my friends in college were awesome but they just did not compare in any way. while it is awesome to have a friend like that, it was pretty difficult to get through college knowing none of my friends cared or acted like they cared about me as much as my best friend from home. i don't know anyone else that understands me or cares about me as much as her that isn't family. i feel similar to what CHUBSTAAA said also.. if i could marry my best friend i would. not only do i compare every friend i have to her but i constantly try to find a guy that is similar to her as well. hahaha. i'm just so grateful to have her in my life!
Melo-D Melo-D 8 years
Yikes... the grammar. Lol. ... we'd pick up right WHERE we left off.
Melo-D Melo-D 8 years
The story of me and my best is kinda generational. Lol. Our moms were great friends and in turn, we became great friends. What's even better about the story, she was born in Cali and I was born in PA. She would visit and we'd pick up right were we left off. Not that it's hard when you're 4. Lol. Then in 3rd grade, her fam moved back to PA and we went through our scholastic careers together from that moment on. Copying homework that the other forgot was great. Lol. She's always there for me to support and cheer me on when I need her and vice versa. Now she's in Canada with the hubs and we don't get to talk as much but our friendship will never change. She's still my go to gal whether it's a text message, email, or blog lol. I love you Lani!!
ajennilynrushhh ajennilynrushhh 8 years
I agree with Harmonie, my best friend is my boyfriend also. My other best friend is my friend Hazel, we've been friends since the 2nd grade.
My best friends and I are two very different people, but that's what makes us so great. We basically complete eachother. She is there for me through thick and thin, from my wanting to take over the world, to when my sky starts falling. She also accepts and loves each and every part of me. I always tell people that I wish I was either a lesbian/bisexual or that she was a boy so I could love her in ALL the ways I could LOL :P Ya... I am weird. But I love the girl to death :)
bluestar bluestar 8 years
My best friend and I both have a really bizarre sense of humor so when we get together, we are rolling on the floor laughing and no one else gets it.
heidi-girl heidi-girl 8 years
i swear she's my sister. we finish each others sentences, do just about EVERYTHING together, she knows me more than i know myself and vice versa.
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 8 years
My best friend John means the world to me. He's the only person I know that understands my dreams and encourages me relentlessly. We always come to each other first when anything important happens. He picks out my clothes, does my hair and is my Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda all in one. I help him sort through anything and everything. There's no one else I can eat a whole cheesecake with and not feel guilty. It's our thing. Like watching Golden Girls while getting ready. We're Will & Grace only more like Jack & Karen. He lives 4 hours away from me now and I miss him soo much!!!!
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Besides my family, my best friend I've known since my freshman year in high school, and we don't hesitate to tell each other things. I tell her things that I don't wish to share with my family.
skiwi skiwi 8 years
She's always there for me, no matter what. :)
pyleela pyleela 8 years
I agree with GlowingMoon! :) (And add my parents to the list with cousins and friends.)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Well, this is going to sound controversial, but I'm my own bestfriend. I have a few people who are in my innner circle like my hubbie, sister, a long-time friend, etc, and they're very dear to me, but when it comes to relating to me, NOBODY supports me like myself. I'm with myself 24/7. I know what's in my heart and in my head. I understand myself like no other. And when it come to my well-being, no one has more at stake than I do, so I prioritize it. My happiness and well-being are MY responsibility. I don't pass the buck to anybody. For these reasons, I consider myself my own bestfriend. I know that sounds odd, but it's true. I didn't know today was National Friendship Day. I'm going to have some of my homemade cheesecake to celebrate. :)
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