Check out Twitter today, #NationalBestfriendDay is trending, and you can see lots of wonderful shout outs like:
"reminds me that I am blessed to have the people I surround myself with in my life"
Although @always_ allly rightly pointed out that National Best Friend Day isn't until June 8th. (Funny how things trend on Twitter, isn't it?)
In looking through some of these responses, I found one from @STOHked2sing that said:
That's true, it can be awkward. But you know what? It doesn't have to be. Sometimes one person has a best friend but that very person might have a bunch of other close friends, or even one particular person that they've bonded with more than anyone else.
I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing, but both friends do need to accept the friendship for whatever it is and not try and make more out of it. Which is to say, the one who thinks of their friend as a BFF may have to realize that their friend can't return that sentiment. They might be able to hang out and even have a close connection, but it will never be the same as when two people are best friends.