Don’t miss the chance to tell your best friend, bestie or BFF how much you love them this National Best Friends’ Day on June 8. Where would we be without our friends? They’re the ones who help us when we need it, and know how to make us smile when we are feeling down. The longer you have been friends with someone, the more special the relationship. Sometimes you know your best friend even better than anyone else on the planet. Celebrate your unique bond by meeting up and catching up, this National Best Friends Day. Or if life gets in the way, and you can’t meet up with your best friend, why not set aside some time for a phone call to reminisce about your past adventures together.
National Best Friends' Day - Survey Results
NATIONALTODAY.COM NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS’ DAY SURVEY
Do you have a best friend?
#1: Yes, one (46%)
#2: Yes, multiple (39%)
#3: No (15%)
Who do Americans consider to be their best friends?
#1: My significant other (43%)
#2: My dog (19%)
#3: My mom (19%)
#4: My sibling (14%)
#5: My dad (11%)
#6: My cat (9%)
Do you believe you can only have one best friend?
#1: No (75%)
#2: Yes (25%)
Which of the following about best friends is true for you:
#1: My best friend is like a family member (54%)
#2: I have owned a “best friend” necklace or bracelet (22%)
#3: I have made a friendship bracelet for my best friend (16%)
#4: My parents like my best friend more than me (6%)
When did you meet your best friend?
#1: Elementary school (24%)
#2: High school (24%)
#3: Middle school (18%)
#4: Post high school/college (16%)
#5: Post-college (11%)
#6: Preschool (8%)
How to Celebrate National Best Friends' Day
1. Do something new
Do something that your best friend has been dying to do. You might know what they want to cross off their bucket list, or you can take them somewhere fun and unique, that they wouldn’t expect. No doubt they will return the favor next National Best Friends Day.
2. Arrange a secret surprise party
Plan a party for your best friend with your other buddies. You can all get together and collaborate to make decorations and snacks that your bestie will love. The best part is, because it isn’t their birthday, they definitely wont be expecting it!
3. Do something that you used to do together
Even if you haven’t had the time for it in a long while, doing something that you have always used to do. If you are always wistfully reminiscing about that spur of the moment road trip or beach trip, recreate it for old times sake.
Why We Love National Best Friends' Day
A. They are the family that you choose
Everyone loves their family, but they can get on your nerves sometimes. Friends are so special because they make up your extended family, but your relationship is based on the fact that you both decide that you like each other.
B. They are the most fun
Having fun with your best friend is one of the best things you can do with your time. You can share your common interests, or maybe get pushed outside of your comfort zone. Go out and do something that you will both enjoy, one day in the future you will be reminiscing about that day too.
C. They really are forever
Friends’ lives change, they can move away, or get a new job, but our best friends are always in our hearts. Whether your best friends live down the street or halfway across the world, they’re still your best friends.