While growing up, we all learnt that friendship is challenging and can lead people in flux, teaching us many lessons about life.
There are many fiction shows and movies which depict the best examples of true friendship. Be it Joey and Chandler, or Sherlock and John, these characters bring out the best and funniest things out of friendship, and not to forget, the emotional and practical part of life too.
Of course these friendships are fictious, as no friendship in reality can be this PERFECT!! Yet, these characters have allowed me to strengthen the bonds with my friends in my life and encouraged me to form the kind of friendship I want to fill my memories with. And also reminded me that there is no perfect time to give your bestie a grateful squeeze!
Joey: " Awkward hug or lame cool guy handshake?" Chandler: " Lame cool guy handshake" This list wouldn't be complete without a FRIENDS reference. The amazing sarcasm of Chandler and the cuteness of Joey; this lethal combination is rare to find. These roommates-turned-best-friends show us all the true meaning of friendship over and over again, from sitting in a box through Thanksgiving dinner to spending a full day with Janice or even kissing each other!!
Calvin: "True Friends are hard to come by…" The first on this list has to be Calvin and Hobbes, the truest epitome of friendship. With sidesplitting humor and tear-jerking truth, Calvin and Hobbes show us that a best friend makes everything better. Whether its monsters under your bed, time-traveling adventures, an evil babysitter, or a trip to Yukon, anything is possible with a trustworthy companion by your side. And nothing compares to a riotous tackle from someone who missed you all day long!
C-3PO: "Master Luke, Sir, it's so good to see you fully functional again. R2 expresses his relief also." This pair is unique on the list because they're not what you call, um, human. But this dynamic duo of robots survived two galactic wars, Tattoine (twice) as well as garbage monsters. Just thinking of R2's sad little whine when C-3P0 gets dismembered makes our hearts ache.
Shaggy to Scooby: "A chocolate pizza would really help right now. Let's go get one." A pleasure exclusively for the Cartoon Network generation, this duo is in all likelihood the unlikeliest pair of ghost-busters you could ever see. They outmatch each other at running to save their skins, and of course, eating large amounts of food. Lovable and iconic, this pair remains the best example of 'bromance' between a guy and his dog.
Harry: "Ron, what are you doing here?" Ron: "Rescuing you, of course!" This is friendship at its purest. It was really amazing to see these two young boys grow up together and bond with each other. Sure, they had to see a lot of bad times and their friendship went through its highs and lows. Their humor, timeless connection, and constant calling out of each other's shenanigans makes them one of the best models of friendship. But we knew from the time when Harry met Ron in the Hogwarts Express for the first time, this friendship would last forever.
Tom: " Help! Help! Don't let them get me! Help! Jerry: "I guess we hit him TOO hard!!" What did this friendship not teach us? Almost every moral lesson about love, hatred, care, and most importantly cleverness. Tom and Jerry completely define the word friendship form F to P.
Sherlock: "Elementary, my dear Watson." Be it in the original series, or in its consequent adaptations in recent years, you cannot have Sherlock Holmes without Dr. Watson at his back. Nothing compares to Watson's patience when dealing with the judgmental and difficult Holmes, and in exchange Watson gets adventure, excitement, and more than a few headaches. As antagonistic as their relationship might be, it shows us all that friends are friends, no matter how weird, and we all put up with a lot from the people we love.
Leonard: " I've dated plenty of women. There was Joyce Kim, Leslie Winkle." Sheldon: "Notify the editors of Oxford English Dictionary, the word plenty has been redefined to mean two." This is one of the most unique friendship in the history of fiction and sitcoms. It doesn't have all lovey-dovey stuff, but these two always care for each other and need each other.
Frodo: "I'm glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things." Hobbits may be tiny, but when it comes to being courageous and loyal towards friends, there's nothing that can top them. Sam followed Frodo from the Shire, all the way to the very edge of Mount Doom. Frodo said it himself, "Frodo wouldn't have gotten far without Sam."
Carrie: "Its hard to find people who will love you no matter what" Samantha to other three girls: " I was lucky enough to find three of them." These four ladies show us that as long as we have our girlfriends and a standing brunch reservation, everything is okay.