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Laura Daniels Shares Different Kinds of Best Friends for Best Friends Day [PHOTOS]

Best friends come in many different forms, shapes, and sizes.  Today is National Best Friends Day.  As we get older, we have lots of different kinds of best friends…but it usually starts with one, the one we remember from childhood.  Remember these?

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My best friend, soul sister, one-of-a-kind gal is Natalie.  We met when we were 3…over the past 40 years we’ve been through everything — EVERYTHING — girls could possibly go through.  We don’t talk every day, or even every month! But when we see each other, we pick right up where we left off. Here we are in 1982…and in 2015.

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Then there are the friends we meet later in life, who you just click with.  This is my bestie from Albany, Chrissy, who I met in 2006.  She’s THAT kind of friend that you know you can ALWAYS count on, regardless of circumstances.  She goes above and beyond for everyone in her life, and though distance separates us now, we have one of those unbreakable bonds. Luckily, her girlfriend has family here, so we do get to see each other now and then.

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Still later in life, I met this “sweet angel” (which we often refer to each other as), Maria, in 2015, strictly through business at first. She was heading up an event I was participating in, and from the get-go, all I kept thinking was “Wow, this lady has her [stuff] together”, because I was amazed at how she balanced a CRAZY job, an active family, and about 492 other things.  We became fast friends…Partners In Crime is an understatement (and her entire family is my second family in Buffalo).

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Then there’s the gym bestie, my trainer, Raylin…who kicks my butt every week, and I pay her to do it! LOL! (She’d do it anyway, I have a feeling)

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Then there’s besties you only see once a year, when you go out of town.  And regardless of what’s happened over the last 365 days, when you meet up, you know it’s gonna be a blast.  My brother’s best friend’s wife, Juliet, is that kind of bestie.

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And of course, “man’s best friend” is really any gender’s best friend. My soul-dog, Mal, who I lost in 2009.  To this day, that was the hardest day of my adult life (and Chrissy was there for me every step of the way, and then later when DJ came home with me).

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Townsquare Media / Laura Daniels via Julia Zave Photography

DJ The Wonderdog had big paws to fill, and she does a pretty darn good job. She’s always there when I need her, doesn’t talk back, and makes me laugh every single day. Isn’t that the very definition of a best friend?

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Work BFFs, pet BFFs, significant other BFFs, there are lots of kinds of them.  Regardless of who your BFF is, share something below in the comments section about them! :)

xoxo

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