Keeping in touch with your childhood best friends can be a wonderful decision. Not only will you have someone who understands you better than most, you’ll have forged a very special relationship. Childhood best friends have a unique perspective on your life, and understand you in special ways. Your favorite games and pranks may be long gone, but your mutual trust and support remains. It’s time to dust off your pixelated video games, and grab your ball and bat—there are some things about you only childhood best friends will understand.
They make us keep a childlike trust
Nothing is quite as pure as childhood trust. Childhood best friends teach us how important a genuine friendship is.
They ignored your awkward stage
Childhood best friends inherently know how important it is to ignore awkward qualities. After all, they helped you through those tricky preteen years.
They know your family
Childhood best friends also know your quirks and struggles better than anyone, since they’ve spent a lot of time with your family.
They know your hometown
Likewise, your childhood best friends are likely from the same hometown. This means they’ve seen how far you’ve come, so you don’t have to explain it.
They support you no matter what
Childhood best friends understand how to be supportive, since they saw you through some of your most turbulent years.
They push you to be better
At the same time, however, childhood best friends always know when we need a little push to be our best.
They get you through challenges
Childhood best friends also understand what it takes to overcome some of the toughest challenges in life. From awkward moments to heartbreaks, your childhood best friends are there through it all.
They’ve shared true bonding experiences with you
This means your childhood best friends have bonds with you that other people will likely never come close to.
You never need to give them a summary of your life
You never need to waste time explaining your life, because your childhood best friend lived it, too.
They never make you feel embarrassed
And since they’ve been there through it all, they know how to not embarrass you. You’ve done enough of that on your own.
They love your quirks
Though some people might be put off by your eccentricities, the true childhood best friend loves them.
Their house is your house
Childhood best friends know they can walk in without knocking, and you know you can do the same at your place.
They hate the same people
Since childhood best friends have a front row seat to your ups and downs, they know why certain people drive you crazy.
They’re like an extra memory bank
Childhood best friends understand the importance of telling a story right, and will always fill in the blanks when you forget details.
They reminisce with you
Similarly, childhood best friends are always there when you need to get nostalgic about the good old days.
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