We Found the World’s Best BFF….
For International Day of Friendship, Ditch the Label went in search of the world’s best best friend. We called for people to nominate their BFF for the chance to get kitted out in the latest DTL merch…. and the winner is…
Chloe Roper, 26 from London
Leigh and Chloe
Leigh Halifax and Chloe Roper from London are officially the World Best Best friends after being friends for 20 years!!! Leigh nominated Chloe as this year’s DTL BFF and here’s a snippet of what Leigh had to say:
One thing that makes them unique:
Her strength: she is an incredibly bold, courageous, outspoken and just person but at the same time so gentle, loving and giving.
She knows herself better than anyone, she knows her worth and uses her unwavering strength to stand for what’s right.
Why does your friend deserve recognition during World Friendship Day?
We’ve been friends for two decades now. In that time I have moved to three different countries and we’ve been separated so many times. Not once has our friendship been in question, she has moved mountains for me and even moved to Australia for 6 months to live with me over there.
She holds my hand, shouts at me, makes me laugh, gives me a shoulder, encourages me, is firm with me and listens to me. She’s not only my best friend, but she’s my soul mate; I absolutely could not imagine my life without her.
Give us one example of something that your friend has done that makes them an amazing friend:
There’s not just one big thing she’s done; it’s in the daily things. Sending me a text reminding me she loves me; without knowing that’s exactly what I needed. The way she worries if she doesn’t know where I am. She’s the most honest and truthful (sometimes painfully) person, even when I’ve not wanted to hear something she knows it’s exactly what I need to hear and she’ll say it.
She’s the best!
Here’s what Chloe had to say:
Where did you and Leigh meet?
We met at Primary School, my earliest memory at school together is in year 4, so we were about 8 or 9 years old.
What makes your friendship amazing?
The complete and utter honesty we give each other (no matter how brutal) and the complete trust we have in each other. I’d trust him with my life, he really is the ying to my yang, and sometimes, I think, my soulmate.
What’s one example of something which makes your friendship the best?
There’s lots of examples of him being a great friend. Daily he makes me laugh. He let me stay in his house for 6 months in Australia, rent free and paid for everything. He’s caring, and kind and never makes me feel anything less than fabulous. I really couldn’t imagine my life without him.
Happy World Friendship day folks – grab your bezzie and tell them how much you love em’