June 8 means it’s National Best Friends Day! The friendships in our lives are so important, and it’s definitely the same in some of our favorite TV shows.
In 1935, Congress officially declared the date to be National Best Friends Day to devote the day to these key relationships. And the fact that it’s in early summer wasn’t a coincidence. The U.S. Congress chose the warmer month because it would be convenient for people to get together.
There’s lots of great BFFs on television that have developed over the years, which we aspire to reach their friendship goals. We’ve picked out just a few to help celebrate National Best Friends Day! Check them out below.
TV BFFs who would celebrate National Best Friends Day
Jake Peralta and Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
If there’s one person who would definitely make something out of National Best Friends Day, it’s Charles Boyle. I’m actually surprised B99 never had an episode with Charles celebrating the day! It sometimes feels like Charles is the jealous boyfriend/girlfriend in his friendship with Jake. But the two detectives are always there for each other. Though the squad is a tight-knit group, it’s Jake and Charles who are the ultimate best friends.
Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy)
Meredith is Cristina’s person, and Cristina is Meredith’s person. It’s just how it is. These two started out together as surgical interns before becoming the successful doctors that they are. They’ve been through trauma and heartbreak together. And though their friendship could get complicated, there was never a doubt what they meant to each other. Their schedules are pretty full due to their important jobs, but I think they would have found some time to commemorate the day in some way.
Rachel Green, Monica Geller, and Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
This trio of lovely ladies are the ultimate BFFs! The three are always there for each other and a great example of strong female friendships. Though all their personalities are very different, they’re all still compatible. Rachel and Monica may not initially think to celebrate the day, it’s something Phoebe would definitely want to mark on her calendar and get her favorite gals on board with. I love that the three actresses – Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow – are all besties IRL as well!
Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing, and Ross Geller (Friends)
The three of these guys are definite best friends. Ross considers Chandler his best friend, but Joey and Chandler are each other’s (sorry Ross!). A big part of that is because the two former roommates lived together. Their shenanigans are hilarious and make for a sweet friendship. Nonetheless, the trio as well as the friend group as a whole, makes for the best TV friendships we’ve seen. And out of the three, it might be Ross who would want to celebrate National Best Friends Day. Or maybe Phoebe just gets everybody roped in!
Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz (I Love Lucy)
A duo who would always stir up trouble with their ideas and schemes were Lucy and Ethel. But they truly make up one of the best TV friendships ever! Even when they would fight or disagree, you had no doubt that by the end of the episode, the two besties would make up. And they always did! What’s all the more sweet is that the actresses, Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance, remained very close after I Love Lucy and were BFFs in real life! Lucy would definitely want to make a day of it.