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20 Heartening Photos That Prove Friendship Is a Precious Gift

You have no way of knowing how much of an impact someone might have on your life when you first meet them. A simple “hello” might lead to a lifelong friendship. It’s crazy to look back and realize that you have a bond with someone who used to be a complete stranger ages ago!

Bright Side finds friendship to be a gem that develops over time as shown in the pictures shared by fellow netizens down below. We feel that these photos are meant to be appreciated!

1. Still chilling with the same friends 19 years later!

2. We’re still enjoying the same thing on one screen after all these years.

3. The same smiles and embrace, then and now

4. That’s what friends are for.

5. Like the 3 musketeers!

6. Reliving a childhood memory

7. You know it’s special when she tries desperately to find this long-lost friend.

8. From their third grade project to prom and a wedding

9. A graduate and a mother-to-be are still as crazy together today as they were 16 years ago.

10. It’s hard to keep cool when your friends make you laugh.

11. 9 years and counting

12. It’s nice to have someone you trust when you’re scared.

13. From school bags to graduation robes

14. They may play on different teams during the game but off the field, they’re a team.

15. “20+ years later, we’re still a bunch of dirty boys.”

16. Enjoying being in each other’s lives for 59 years is indeed lifelong.

17. Sticking it out so they could beat their mothers’ friendship of more than 50 years

18. Differences don’t matter.

19. 2 of the best things in the world: ice cream and a best friend

20. The kind of bond that stands the test of time

Bonus: A pet makes a lovely buddy too.

Which of these photos makes you think of your own best buddies? Share this with your own BFF and capture a memory with them just like these guys did!

Preview photo credit MisterOn / reddit