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20 People Who Are Lucky to Have Real Friends

When reminiscing about our life, there will undoubtedly be a close friend who we share fond memories with. No matter how many things change in our lives as we grow older, these friendships have a special place in our hearts. And yet, we never know where we’ll meet our next soulmate, a friend who will accompany us for the next stages of our life, and that’s where the magic is.

Bright Side would like to celebrate the valuable and irreplaceable role our friends have in our lives.

“20 years apart”

“1999 vs 2019”

“I was NEVER expected to live through the night. Last Saturday, I was able to walk down the aisle as the best man for my best friend.”

“Back in 1995, little did I know that my neighbor would become my best friend and I would be standing by her side on her wedding day.”

“Grandma (red) and her best friend from grade school (blue) on their trip to Hawaii, sometime in the 1980s”

“My best friend and I have been best friends for over 16 years now.”

“We’ve been friends for over 20 years now. Times sure have changed!”

“My best friend and I have been going to football tournaments for 15 years. ’06 vs ’16 vs ’21!”

“I just wanted to share this picture of my best friend/soulmate and me. She makes fighting through this depression worth it.”

“My friend and I met online 5 years ago and connected over the fact that both of us have Asperger’s.”

“Today was the first time we met in person!”

“This is my best friend and me. She has been by my side since kindergarten, and now we are in high school.”

“The best friend and me (’90s and now)”

“Preschool graduation with my best friend (then in 1986 and now)”

“After almost 20 years of playing Xbox together, I met my best man for the first time this weekend.”

“A boy rejected my best friend when she asked him to prom, and she was upset.”

“So I surprised her at her house and prom-posed! It was so nice to see her so happy.”

“My best friend and I don’t get to see each other often. Here are the last 2 times we were reunited.”

“Here’s my best friend and me, 1986 and 2014.”

“My friend and me! He always makes me laugh, and during these times, laughter is the best remedy for my problems.”

“My son is my best friend. He had an amazing first time trick-or-treating last night. I couldn’t be happier!”

“Here’s my best friend and me in 2012 at my graduation, 2013 at her graduation, and 2021 when I officiated her wedding.”

Who is your oldest friend you’ve known since childhood? Which friend would you like to give a shout-out to for always being there for you?

Please note: This article was updated in July 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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