8 Memes That Celebrate Friendship

July 30 is International Day of Friendship, so grab a bottle of your bestie's favorite vino and pack the silliest parlor games, because it's time to go all-in on celebrating the family we get to choose. Friends are incredibly special people, because they're by your side through the late nights and the double-dog dares. Friends act as your bodyguards, your secret agents, your adventure buddies, and your pizza-eating doubles partners. These friendship memes perfectly illustrate the nuances of being other people's #squadgoals.

Friendship Day was originally proposed by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark, in 1930, but consumers in Europe and the United States were reluctant to adopt yet another holiday invented seemingly for the purpose of selling greeting cards (ahem... I'm looking at you, Valentine's Day). Throughout the 20th century, the tradition of Friendship Day thrived in Asian and South American countries. In 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared July 30 to be International Day of Friendship — a day not just for celebrating the people to whom we send our snarkiest smartphone screenshots, but also a day for promoting respect and fellowship among all people around the world.

Get ready to have some warm and fuzzy feelings about your carefully selected tribe of lovable weirdos.

LOL — I totally do this.

The MVP of any girl squad.

So, kanga hop on over to my house this weekend?

Someone needs to proofread your digital correspondence for spelling, grammar, and appropriate use of suggestive emojis.

Because there are only so many people a zombie survival camp can support.

I bet this poker game has the best gossip.

Just ask my girls about our Newsies singalong/watch party.

It's a good thing we agree on important things like pizza toppings and beer selection.

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