Nowadays it’s very hard to recognize yourself in a person and find that destined human being who has the key to your heart. The soulmate a.k.a best friend.
Yes, we all have friends we can go out with, have a drink with, chit-chat about the usual stuff, but a best friend is a person who is much more than that.
It’s not just someone we can always count on when we need to borrow a dress, but a soulmate who completely understands and accepts our nature. Flaws and all.
So, to anyone reading this, if you have a person in your life who’s willing and happy to be all of the following things to you, then you’ve found someone who is worth keeping!
1. THEY ARE THE FIRST PEOPLE YOU GO TO WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS
Best friends are people who will always be there for us, even if it’s an “emergency” call for crying in the middle of the night. That’s what makes them so special.
They are the first ones we call because we know that they’ll immediately drop everything they’re doing just to listen to us.
2. THEY KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO CHEER YOU UP WHENEVER YOU FEEL THE BLUES
The genius Marcel Proust once said that best friends are the charming gardeners that make our souls blossom. And I couldn’t agree more.
These beautiful human beings can hear our screams for help. They can sense our sorrow. And they know exactly what to do to bring us back to life.
3. YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE PARTNERS IN CRIME
You just know that you’ve found yourself a keeper when they are 100% with you about everything. Whatever needs to be done, they’ll always be there to lend you a hand. Real partners in crime!
4. YOU HATE THE SAME PEOPLE
Because your friend’s enemies are your enemies. I mean, what are friendships for if not for supporting each other’s dreams and hating the same people?
5. YOU CAN GO DAYS WITHOUT SEEING THEM, AND STILL, YOUR FRIENDSHIP WILL ALWAYS STAY THE SAME
You are completely aware that you have a bond that can never be broken. They have a special place in your life and no amount of time spent without them can ever change that.
6. THEY ARE YOUR NO.1 FANS AND SUPPORTERS
If you’ve found yourself a friend you can always count on, congratulations, you’ve found a lifetime companion.
Whatever it is, you know they’ll always be there to support it. Even if it’s something silly, they would love to be involved, because it’s about you. And you are something that means the world to them.
7. THEY ALWAYS GOT YOUR BACK
There are friends who’ll be there for the fun times, and then there are those individuals who’ll be brave enough to stick up for you no matter what. They will stay beside with you through thick and thin.
If you already have one in your life, make sure to let them know how much you love them!
8. THEY’VE SEEN YOU AT YOUR WORST AND STILL LOVE YOU
Best friends are people who’ve already seen us at our best as well as our worst and they still think we are amazing.
They’ve seen it all, and still, they unconditionally love you for who you really are.
9. THEY FEEL LIKE FAMILY
When you’ve grown so close to a person that you actually see them as a family, you know that you’ve finally found someone who is worth keeping.
10. SENDING OVER UGLY SNAPS MEANS BONDING TIME
And, let’s be real here. Can you really say that you are best friends if you haven’t sent each other the most horrifying and ugly snapchats of yourselves?
I think not.
11. THEY UNDERSTAND YOU AND YOUR CONSTANT MOOD SWINGS
They completely understand all of your moods, because they’ve seen it all. They were there in the good, and they were there in the bad. They held your hand and motivated you to keep going when you felt too weak to do it yourself.
12. THEY WILL NEVER DARE TO JUDGE YOU
Most importantly, a best friend will never dare to judge your actions. They will instead listen to everything you have to say and try to find a solution to your problem.
A best friend isn’t someone who shames you for your mistakes, but a person who’ll be there to embrace them and advise you to keep moving forward.