Good friends are there for you through the good times but best friends are there for you through the hard times. Three Springsters submitted stories about how their best friends supported them in their life
Best friends give great advice
“I met my friend in high school, and it was love at first sight. She is more like my role model, she helped me with everything in high-school, she allowed me to learn from her experiences. Wendy fell pregnant when she was doing grade 11 at the age of 16 but she learnt and grew from this. When she noticed that I was sexually active she advised me to go to the clinic every month to get contraception so that I won't get pregnant. I love my friend, she is more like a sister I never had, now we are both at University of Johannesburg doing Travel and Tourism” - Zama
Friends motivate each other
“My best friend inspires me and the people in our class.She is always there for me when I need her. She is there when I need someone to talk to.She motivates not only me to work hard but several people too. Yes we fight sometimes, yes we give each other the silent treatment for two minutes (literally) but we never leave our problems unsolved. We fix things like best friends do. To be honest, I've been through tough friendships in my life, really unhealthy friendships but our friendship is here to stay. I wouldn't exchange it for anything in the world.I love her.She is not only my best friend but my sister.- Anonymous
Friends support each other through hard times
“My sister is my bestie. She's always there for me. To be honest, I couldn't ask for something better. She's a bit older than me that's why I love her so much.
She so supportive, loving and caring.I remember last year when I failed, I went through a hard time emotionally. She told me that it isn't the end of the world. She told me things that made us both cry.
We sat on the floor and cried our hearts out. The pain was totally too much for me but she was there to make me forget it all, she's like my role model.She inspired me a lot. She finished matric and studying but she makes more time for me. That's why I love her so much”
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