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They've been friends since kindergarten. Now, their 20-years-long friendship is going viral

Together for two decades, these women have been by each others' side through kindergarten, the awkward teen years, puberty, an amazing glow-up, and adulthood.

They've been friends since kindergarten. Now, their 20-years-long friendship is going viral
Cover Image Source: Instagram/Avery McCain Honeycutt

As much as the idea of soulmates has come to be deeply associated with anything and everything romantic, it is most often in our platonic relationships that we find our true soulmates. While some cross paths with their special someone — the one who speaks to their soul — late in life, the really lucky ones are those who get to grow up with their "person" and go through every big and small life event together. Avery McCain Honeycutt and Dian Lewis are two such friends. Together for two decades, these women have been by each others' side through kindergarten, the awkward teen years, puberty, an amazing glow-up, and adulthood.



 

Their incredible bond recently went viral on social media after Honeycutt posted a TikTok compilation of their journey from the first day of kindergarten to today. "Meet my best friend Dian. In August we are celebrating 20 years as sisters. Grew up, glowed up, and growing together," she captioned the video. The video, which has gained over 2 million likes on the platform since being posted in June, has also found its way to other corners of the internet where netizens are in absolute awe of their lifelong bond.



 

Reddit, in particular, was completely taken by Honeycutt and Lewis' friendship after Redditor OrangeKM posted the video to the MadeMeSmile community. "I mean at that point you’re just related right? I barely remember where I even went to high school," commented KyloWrench, to which a number of individuals who've had the privilege of forming friendships like that of the women in the video, replied with their personal experiences. Reddit user 1zo3P192 confirmed KyloWrench's theory, writing: "My best friend and I have known each other since kindergarten too. That's 30+ years. I have no memories of life without him."

Image Source: Reddit/Ubercritic

ohforfuckssakeintx shared a similar yet heartbreaking story, revealing that they'd recently lost their best friend of almost three decades. "Lost my best friend of 26 years recently. Not only am I grieving the loss of her, I am grieving all of our history. So much of my memories involve her, and I feel lost. She was not only my best friend but really became my sister. She was only in her early 40's. Spend time with your loved ones guys," the user advised. Meanwhile, some Redditors admitted how jealous they were of such friendships and how much they regretted not having formed such strong bonds with someone in their life.



 

"Low key jealous of these beautiful hearts," commented eccedoge, while Glass_and_Coins wrote: "I always wanted a friendship like this. I moved every two years growing up. As an adult, all my friends have either moved or died. The longest continuous contact I have had with anyone outside of my biological family is 7 years, with my wife. I guess one positive thing is I haven't known anyone long enough to lose a friend because of an argument." Redditor or10n_sharkfin revealed that they'd had a similar experience. "Same. As an army brat, it was difficult as hell to make friendships without them being ruined after two or three years. My longest-lasting ones were when I lived in Germany from 2000 to 2005 but since then I only ever kept in contact with one friend... and things have been quiet the last two years," the user wrote.

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However, it was Reddit user dirtypj who had the most impressive story to share. "I’m 53. I'm still friends with the kid two years younger than me who lived three houses down the street from when he was born until I was 11. Then I didn't see him again until I was 17 and going to college and he'd moved and was going to a school nearby. We met again on the bus," they recounted. "Then I moved to the nearby big city but whenever he came to the city to see, eg. Pantera, Machine Head, Nine Inch Nails, Motörhead, System of a Down, or whatever, he'd buy an extra ticket and phone me. My taste in music is more sixties soul, r&b, rockabilly, garage rock, etc. But I'd go just so we could hang out. I've met up with and his wife and children when they've come to go to the Natural History Museum or similar. Sometimes with my boyfriend joining us."

"In more recent times he's been coming to the city for cancer treatment so I take the afternoon off work to accompany him to the hospital for his tests and if he's well enough a beer or two before he takes the train back home. More than 50 years and we're pals until one of us dies," the user concluded.

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