National Best Friend Day is likely the most important holiday of the year. Unlike Christmas, which feeds into capitalism by promoting greed, or Thanksgiving, which is just an excuse to eat a bunch of fatty foods on your day off from work, National Best Friend Day does none of these things.
On this day, which officially became a holiday when President James Monroes best friend succumbed of leprosy on June 8, 1820, we celebrate the person who is always there when everyone else seems to be gone. The person who understands our weird jokes and gets us home safely when were wasted. The only person who will bail us out of jail when we do something extremely illegal. On this special day, we should not only celebrate our best friends, but we honor the celebrities who are best friends because theyre relationships somehow entail more than ours.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Matt Damon is not merely stuck by Ben Affleck after the release of Gigli , but he was still there in the aftermath of Daredevil and Batman v. Superman . For this, he is a true friend.
Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King
These two have been friends for so long, and nothing has broken their special bond. Through all the rumors and hearsay, their friendship has stood the test of period. Also, Oprah is super rich, and Gayle knows not to mess this one up.
Rick Ross and Vladimir Putin
You might not realize this, But Rick and Vladimir became BFFS somewhere in between Rick releasing another Maybach Music and Vladimir refusing to release yet another political prisoner who dared to smear the name of the United Russia Party. Hobbies they share include airplane skiing and eating edibles.
Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe
Audrey and Marilyns friendship was never publicized because their respective movie studios didnt think it would be good for business. Hollywood was super weird back then.
Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey
These two arent friends at all, but they totally should be. They both started successful social network services that rule the world. Theyre both billionaires. Theyre both highly dweeby. This friendship is a no-brainer.
Your mom and Nicki Minaj
At first, your mommy and Nicki Minaj were best available of friends. Finishing each others sentences and going on double dates with Meek Mill and your dad, they had the type of friendship that other people would die for. However, during Meeks beef with Drake, your mommy ensure things from Drakes perspective, while Nicki stood by her man while he was taking his L. But now that the dust has settled on the beef front, your mommy and Nicki decided that their friendship was too important to aim over something so trivial. This must be a lot for you to take in right now.
SpongeBob and Patrick
The only BFFs who actually matter.
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