This friendship day, we bring you a list of 12 fictional friendships that will take you back to school (or college) days and to forgotten friendships, far from the hi-tech world where friendships have boiled down to connecting over the phone, Whatsapp or Facebook.
Psst, don’t forget to call your best friend(s) after you’re done reading this. Surely, there is virtual hugging and reminiscing to be done.
List of unusual, yet, iconic friendships
Grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy. So, here we go:
12. Pooh and Piglet (Winnie The Pooh)
Unlikeliest of friends in an unusual place. You don’t necessarily need to be born courageous, sometimes it’s your friends who instill that into you. Pooh and Piglet are a fine example of that.
Pooh and Piglet were not only best buds but also used to wordplay like a pro or call it Rabbit’s misfortune! The Pooh and Piglet fictional characters teach us to honor our friends who do good and stick together no matter what the situation is.
11. Jon Snow and Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones)
Jon and Sam are considered great friends among fictional characters as they have made decisions that endangered their friendship. Because The Rembrandts “I’ll be there for you” was made for these two.
It’s refreshing to see something like a Jon-Sam friendship in a show like Game of Thrones where brutality and deceit run rampant.
And remember this? Touch Sam again, I dare ya..I double dare ya.
You don’t mess with Sam because he’s friends with Jon who has a pet direwolf!
10. Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee (Lord of The Rings)
Well, everyone needs a Sam, especially when you’re Frodo Baggins.
In friendship, you don’t ask for perks because they come naturally.
Ladies and Gents I give you, Samwise Gamgee ‘the wingman extraordinaire’!
9. Han Solo and Chewbacca (Star Wars)
We’ve all had this never-ending journey through the galaxy with our best friends in a fast-travelling ship, right? No? Then, you know why these two’s friendship is so special. Han Solo and Chewbacca literally define the word “friendship” with their adventures in a galaxy far, far away.
[Also Read: HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY TO A SPECIAL FRIEND]
8. Superman and Batman (Justice League: The Animated Series)
Although they fought over ideology in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns or Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Man of Steel and The Dark Knight are best buds.
The two powerful heroes are on the same team and fought with evil side-by-side while on the Justice League, the Super Friends, and the Trinity. You can always find time for some hugging in between all that crime fighting and saving the day. Come on Bruce, lighten up a little!
7. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson (Sherlock, BBC)
This BBC crime drama not only strengthened the unique bond Sherlock Holmes and John Watson have but offered a fresh and modern perspective of their camaraderie. The result? Elementary, my dear Watson. One of the most beloved TV series ever. Although the fans had to wait a long time between the seasons.
6. Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes (Captain America, Marvel)
Everyone who has watched Marvel’s Captain America trilogy knows what I’m talking about here. Steve and Bucky go way back when Steve wasn’t the super soldier he eventually becomes. The rest, as they say, is history. This friendship can take you on a feels trip like never before. *lies down..tries not to cry…cries a lot*
And how we feel when they say “I’m with you ‘til the end of the line, pal.” *Ohh, so adorable*
5. Amar and Prem (Andaaz Apna Apna)
One of the greatest cult movies India has ever produced gave us this pairing. Amar and Prem never fail to amaze with their weird mannerisms, quips, and wisecracks. Theirs is a friendship that was built upon chance but goes from strength to strength there on.
4. Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani (F.R.I.E.N.D.S)
All of the 6 friends shared quite an inexplicable bond but it was the Joey-Chandler friendship (or “Chanoey” as we like to call it) that stole all the limelight and for all the right reasons. Look at all those hugs, Hugsy you better take notes!
3. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
Very little needs to be said when we talk about Hogwarts and these 3 friends. You say ‘The Boy Who Lived’. I say ‘The Boy Who Had The Greatest Friends’!
2. Jake and Charles (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
From solving cases together to Charles always having Jake’s back, Brooklyn Nine Nine has probably the greatest fictional friendship of all. You couldn’t ask for a better sidekick than Charles Boyle but Jake Peralta has shown it time and again that he is willing to do anything for Charles.
1. Jai and Ali
A thief Ali and police inspector Jai end up working together to catch a gang of robbers, which eventually turns into a friendship. Despite the chases for thieves, the other constant thing that you can see in the Dhoom series is the Jai-Ali friendship.
Honorable Mentions of fictional friendships:
Scooby and Shaggy: Ruh-Oh! You thought we are going to forget this brave duo? They bond over something that all true friends bond over: Food (and naps)! Shaggy and Scoobs have been friends since..forever. They love food and they turn pale when they see anyone with a mask.
Timon And Pumba: Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase! It means no worry for the rest of your days. It is a problem-free philosophy. And that is exactly how Timon and Pumbaa live their life. No worries, no pressure, and unlimited fun!
Woody and Buzz: Most friendships start as like how Woody and Buzz did. Bitter rivals turned bffs. And what do you say to your true friendship?
Legolas and Gimli: If you want more proof that friendship doesn’t require anything else except love and to have each other’s back, Legolas and Gimli are your perfect examples. Dwarves and Elves hate each other and have been fighting for years. But what did G-L say to enmity? “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!”
Dory and Marlin: Friendships are all about love, trust, care and a bit of emotional support. No matter what their flaws, Dory and Marlin are the most aww-dorable!
Calvin and Hobbes
Calvin and Hobbes, one of the most loved comic characters, boast thoughts on true friendship. The first comic strip of Calvin and Hobbes was published on 18th November 1985. The story starts with when Calvin first meets Hobbes during a tiger trap. The two impeccable characters taught the readers of all ages to handle the ups and downs in life with a pal aside.
Simba and Nala
In The Lion King, Nala and Simba are friends from childhood and remain the same as they grow older. After the death of his father, Simba leaves his friends and family. Nala believed that Simba could be a great king. She thought that he had forgotten about the family and responsibilities. Besides that, Nala stood with Simba and helped him during the tough times when Scars told her that Simba had died. Everyone needs a friend like Nala in life to support and bring positive vibes.
Ohkay, is that a fat little tear from the corner of your eye, we see? We know that you are missing your bffs right now. Just gift them something this friendship day. And tell them that they mean the world to you. *Runs to hug friend*