11 Kids Reveal What They Love Most About Their Best Friends

11 Kids Reveal What They Love Most About Their Best Friends

Kids love their best friends for the most unusual reasons. But hey, whatever works!


By Lorraine Allen

Childhood friendships are magical. Sometimes they can last a lifetime. Other times, they are volatile and tempestuous, filled with all the passion and conflict of an adult drama. But either way, they are very important, and also very meaningful and precious to our kids. Those friends, especially the ones they call their very best friends (at least at this moment), connect with them in ways that parents and even siblings cannot. I asked 11 kids to share what they love most about their BFF, and here’s what they said:

1. “She gives me hugs. When I was sick she wrote me a letter and brought me clementines. I wish I could live with her!” -- Nora, 6

2. “My best friend, Mike, can build anything with Legos – cars, trucks, robots. He’s really cool.” -- Lee, 8

3. “I love Audrey because she speaks English in a different way. She’s from London. That’s why she’s my best friend.” -- Sylvia, 5

4. “We both run like really fast so we race all the time at recess and in the park and it’s fun because sometimes I win and sometimes he wins.” -- Arlow, 7

5. “My best friend, Arlene, is the best because she never bothers me. She’s always nice.” -- Jean, 6

6. “Pete is my best friend because he is so funny.” -- Robert, 10

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7. “We both like Star Wars so it’s what we both like to play. He has some of the figures I don’t have. That’s why I like to play with him the most.” -- A.J., 6

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8. “I don’t know. She’s just cool with me. We think the same way, and we like the same music and doing the same stuff.” --Ariel, 13

9. “My best friend is a girl and I like her because she’s different. She lived on a boat for two years! She’s just not annoying, ever.” -- Indie, 11

10. “I love my best friend because she lives next door so I can see her all the time. She can wave to me from her bedroom!” -- Amelia, 5

11. “I met my best friend at sleepaway summer camp and we had so much fun. I wish he lived close so we could play all the time. He knows all these card tricks.” -- Finn, 13

What do your kids think is the best about their BFF?


Lorraine Allen is a writer, and mom and personal chef to one spunky 6-year-old girl with severe food allergies. You can enjoy their delicious recipes and follow their amusing family cooking adventures at Feeding Lina.

Image ©iStock.com/ArtMarie


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