It's National Best Friends Day, and if you don't already have your Instagram post planned out, you'd better step to it. There's no single way to celebrate the unofficial holiday, but usually, it's an excuse to scour the Internet for the perfect quote about childhood friendship and rummage around in your old Facebook albums for your most ridiculous photo together. There's no better way to show your biffle some appreciation than by reminding everyone that you crimped each other's hair before the big school dance in 2005. (The mid-2000's were a strange time for fashion.)
Unfortunately, childhood friendships are hard to maintain as you enter adulthood. People move away for college or work, and even if you stay in the same town, some BFFs just end up with different interests. No matter how many new friends you make, though, your first best friend will always be special. After all, you were there for each other during some of the weirdest, most formative times in your life — like it or not, that's the kind of thing that binds you together forever.
So whether you grew apart naturally or you still get together every Friday to watch Ryan Gosling movies, here are 16 quotes to celebrate your childhood best friend.
1. "It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."