National Best Friend Day is probably the most important holiday of the year. Unlike Christmas, which feeds into capitalism by promoting greed, or Thanksgiving, which is just an excuse to eat a bunch of fatty foods on your day off from work, National Best Friend Day does none of these things.
On this day, which officially became a holiday when President James Monroe’s best friend died of leprosy on June 8, 1820, we celebrate the person who is always there when everyone else seems to be gone. The person who understands our weird jokes and gets us home safely when we’re wasted. The only person who will bail us out of jail when we do something extremely illegal. On this special day, we should not only celebrate our best friends, but we honor the celebrities who are best friends because they’re friendships somehow mean more than ours.