Written by Hope Shelley and Michelle Lee
Whether it’s formed by replying to a waffles Snapchat story, going to preschool together, or living next door, whether it’s newly developed, over a lifetime or even only a few years—it makes no difference when it comes to finding your best friend.
“It’s how you survive high school,” said junior Iven Cox.
High school can be dull without a friend. Any friends are great to have, but when it comes to your best friend, everything just becomes so much better.
“It just makes it all worth it,” said junior Jada Bailey.
Being able to find someone that connects with you enough to put up with your personality is something that not many people are able to find that so naturally evolves together in the friendship.
“All of our different personalities just compliment each other so well when we’re together,” said freshman, Mari Briggs. “It just makes it fun.”
While friends are there to mess around and be weird with, the best ones are also there for those deeper conversations that most wouldn’t feel all that comfortable talking about to just anyone.
“We can have fun together, but we also can talk to each other about the harder things,” said junior Natalya Benson.
When other friends may not always be there in those hard times, it is always nice to have at least the one person you feel most comfortable with to be there for you.
“There’s lots of things I couldn’t do without Madolyn being there for me,” said sophomore, Alexis Bradley.
Not only do friends work so well with one another, they are able to understand your sense of humor, your feelings and the random things that only the two of you would be able to understand.
“Family doesn’t always get it, but with best friends, they always get what you’re talking about,” said senior Adam Cox.
Time plays a big role in the connection between two friends. Although it is possible, it’s rare to comment on one thing and automatically become best friends. Time is a big factor in getting to where the friendship is undeniable.
“I don’t even question it anymore,” said sophomore, Landon Milsap. “I’ve just known him for a long time and we’re just good friends.”
To have a best friend there to be around, makes a huge difference in the lives of others. No matter how or when that friendship was created, in the end, it all means the same.
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