What My Best Guy Friend Means to Me


I love my best friend and believe I would be lost in life without him. There is nothing in this world that I would not do for him, and I know he would do the same for me.

Even though we are close, I could never see myself in a relationship with him. We’re more like siblings. I know a lot of people think that a girl cannot have a male best friend without it being romantic or at least sexual. But I don’t believe it has to be that way. My dad wasn’t entirely comfortable about our relationship at first, but he has came to love him. He says my friend is more like his son than just a family friend.

We talk every day of the week. We know how to make each other feel special even if we are feeling down. I can say anything to him and never be judged. He’ll give me a hug or listen to me when I need to vent.  It’s hard when one of us is having a rough day and we cannot physically be with each other at that moment. But just knowing that we’re there for each other is sometimes enough to get through the day.  

We met more than four years ago because he is friends with my nephew. He had messaged me on Facebook a few times because he was having trouble getting in contact with my nephew. We started messaging back and forth for a couple of weeks before I finally met him in person when he came home with my nephew one night and our friendship began to blossom. I will never forget the night of December 12, 2012 because that is the night my best friend entered my life and never left.

I think we became so close because we know that no matter what happens, we will be there for each other. When my friend tore his ACL, my nephew and I took care of him at our house. We made sure he was comfortable and that he had everything he would need nearby so that he would not have to get up and hobble around. I made him dinner and made sure he had his favorite Kool-Aid. He got a little spoiled. Because he now knows we will treat him so well, he still comes over all the time—even after recovering from his injury. But I know that if our roles were reversed, he would not leave my side until I was better. We’re in each other’s lives and I’m glad we both have a person with whom we feel at home.

Don’t get me wrong, we don’t always get along. We don’t always see eye to eye on certain subjects. But when we have our disagreements, we’ve always worked together to move on. There have been times when people have tried to come between our friendship, but they never prevail. We have a very strong bond that I don’t think anyone can break.

When we need something, we’re always right there by each other’s side and always will be. I am grateful to my nephew for introducing me to my best friend. If it was not for him, I never would have developed one of the most important relationships in my life. The relationship we have is ours and it is okay if others do not understand it. What matters is what we mean to each other.

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