What It Means To Be A Forever Kind Of Friend


I don’t have a lot of friends. I don’t trust people that easily. Generally, I have two ways of making friends: either we spend so much time together for a long period of time and I just accept “talking to you” or doing stuff with you into my daily routine of activities, or we meet for the first time and we just tell each other our entire life story and our deepest secrets. There’s no in-between. I can tell you this, though:

I’m the friend who will hold on to you no matter what.

I know that after every chapter of our lives, we are supposed to move on and go on our separate ways. Well, I can seem to comprehend that rule because I always try to keep in touch in any way that I can.

I’m the friend who will want to talk to you all day until late at night as if nothing has changed. I’m the friend who will remember random shit that we did together and possibly tell you all about them in full detail. I’m the friend who will call you at random times of the day just to see if you’re okay, because you haven’t texted lately. I’m the friend who will greet you or give you gifts on your birthday even if you didn’t put it on Facebook.

I’m the friend who will be there when your heart gets broken. I will be the one who will hold you tight enough to put all your broken pieces back together. I’m the friend who will take your secrets to my grave if we pinky swore on them.

I’m the friend who will come into your house make myself at home. I’m the friend who your parents will know about and accept as one of their children since I can’t seem to separate myself from you, and when they can’t contact you, I will be the first one they call.

I’m the friend who will be there every time you win, cheering you on and being proud of you. I will also be there when you lose; ready to help you get back on your feet. I’m the friend who will get mad at you but will forgive you almost immediately because I have a lot of things to tell you about and I can’t stand not talking to you.

I will give you Christmas gifts even if your religion doesn’t allow it. I will invite you on travel plans even if we may not go through with them. I’m the friend who will travel for hours just to see you for a few minutes. I’m the friend who will hug you long and hard when we haven’t seen each other for a long time. I’m the friend who will go on adventures with you, even if it’s just a trip to 7-11 at 2am so we could have coffee and eat noodles.

I’m the friend who will write about you because we did something for the first time or something good happened to one of us. I will be the friend who you will think you don’t deserve because of how much I love you, but I won’t care. You will think long and hard about how you’re going to repay me because I won’t ask for anything.

I’m the friend who will stay with you no matter what.

I will bring you food and alcohol when you’re craving and you’re on your period. I will listen to the story about how the girl you were courting dumped you for someone else. I will be there when you lose a loved one. I will bring you medicine and take care of you when you are sick. I’m the one who will let you wipe your face on my shirt after you cry your eyes out because I never carry a handkerchief. I’m the friend who will pray for you and always wish for your happiness. I will thank God every day that somehow someway, you are in my life. I will be the friend who will annoy you to death but you can’t seem to get rid of me no matter how much you kick and scream.

I will be present on your wedding day, as long as I get an invitation. I will rush to the hospital when you have your first baby and every single baby after that. I will be godmother to one of your children because I said so, and you know that I will be a darn good one. I will leave my house in the middle of the night or sign out in the middle of work whenever you need me. I’m the friend who will forgive you over and over again because I love you that much.

I’m the friend who will be by your side when everyone else leaves.

I think at some point in our acquaintance, I warned you… maybe not verbally. There may have been a time when I tried to push you away, but now that I’m attached to you like a leech, I am going be the crazy clingy friend that you will never be able to get rid of.

I’m the friend who is going to love you to the moon and back.

I’m the friend who will be with you forever. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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