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Send A Thank You To Your Best Friend

How do you express gratitude to a friend who brings you joy and happiness and makes an effort to celebrate every day with you like it’s a holiday? What should I say to my bestie to let them know that I appreciate our true friendship, and that every moment of my life with them in it is happier? 

Well one way of doing that is to write a letter to your best friend, saying thank you from the bottom of your heart and letting them know how you feel!

Below you will find over 135 sample sayings, wishes and quotes about best friends to get you started. Don’t let your friendship languish from lack of acknowledgement- let them know how special they are today. 

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Thank You Messages For Friends To Make Them Smile

  • Joy and happiness is no further away than my sofa, when my best friend is there! Thanks for all of the good times we spend together as couch potatoes!
  • You know what’s stranger than fiction? The strangely satisfying, yet true friendship between us.
  • My bestie is better than the resties! Thank you for being a part of every important moment of my life.
  • A real friend will pick you up every time that you fall, but that doesn’t mean they won’t laugh! Thanks for constantly dusting me off.
  • Our best friend friendship is like peanut butter and jelly- a perfect pairing!
  • Messages for your friends are nice, but best friends send crazy pictures and videos- thanks for being my random, funny, spontaneous true friend.
  • An acquaintance might buy you lunch, but if you have a true friendship they’ll eat lunch with you. As your best friend, I’ll always be here to finish your food.
  • From the bottom of my heart, there’s no one in this world that I’d rather get in trouble with. Thank you for always being my partner in crime.
  • Thanks for being my best friend, even when that means being an accomplice. 
  • Being crazy by myself is just sad; however, with you as my dear friend, I stand out as the more sane one! Thank you for our true friendship.

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.

The Best Gift To Send a Bestie

  • I know that friendly love quotes won’t impress you, so I’ll promise to share my next lunch with you. You can have the chips, as long as I can have the pickle- thanks for being my best friend!
  • Being my friend doesn’t mean that you’re crazy, but being there for every moment of my life means that you’ll see some crazy stuff. Thanks for being my dear friend, no matter what you’ve seen!
  • You’re the kind of friend that quotes happy sayings to lift my spirits and remind me of good times. It’s hard to believe my mom thought you were such a bad influence!
  • True friendship means not letting your best friend do bad things… without your help. Thank you for being my right hand man.
  • Friends are the spice of life, and you are the cayenne pepper that ignites my world with joy and happiness. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the dominant flavor in my life.

Best Friend Quotes For Friendship Day

  • Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” — Muhammad Ali
  • “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” — Thomas J. Watson
  • “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” — Elisabeth Foley
  • “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” — Anais Nin
  • “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” — Tennessee Williams
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  • “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W. Buechner
  • “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” — Amy Poehler
  • “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” — Audrey Hepburn
  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller
  • “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Dumbledore
  • “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell
  • “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” — Bernard Meltzer
  • “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” — Ally Condie
  • “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust
  • “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” — Oprah Winfrey

Short Thank You Bestie Messages Perfect For Texts

  • Best friend quotes, thank you quotes, birthday quotes- I’ll just skip all of that and say, “What’s up, bestie?”
  • Thanking you for a year of true friendship from the bottom of my heart- you were a dear friend to me from the very start!
  • Joy and happiness, or pain and sorrow; regardless of the mood, thank you for co-starring in the play of my life.
  • I feel like we celebrate every day that we hang out- I think that means that we’re BFF’s! Thanks for being an exciting fixture in my life.
  • Whenever I would lose faith in myself you would be ready with motivational quotes to build me back up. I can’t thank you enough for believing in me more than I do.
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  • Only a real friend would help me out when I need it and share inspirational quotes to lift my spirits. Thank you for our true friendship!
  • You’re not just my dear friend- we have a special best friend friendship! Accept my gratitude as your true friend for life!
  • Whenever I thank you for our true friendship, it sounds like I’m listing love quotes. Therefore, I should just say, “I love you, bestie!”
  • Thanks for being the kind of friend whose motivational quotes always help me to reach my goals.
  • Not just any friend would help someone out after surgery- thanks for being a dear friend, and sharing in the hardships as well as the happiness in my life.
  • Having a true friendship with you is a reason to celebrate every day with someone awesome- thank you for being the life of the party, all the time!
  • No matter the distance between us, you always have a place in the bottom of my heart. Thank you for bringing joy and happiness into my life, even if it’s from over the phone!
  • My tears and fears always fall on your ears- thanks for being my dear friend over the years.
  • Sugar, spice, and everything nice- that’s what a true friend is made of! Thanks to my sweet, spicy, and super nicey bestie!
  • Looking back on life, it can seem like everything is different; however, somethings never change- like our true friendship! Thank you for being wonderful, consistent, and permanent part of my world.

Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.

Quotes For A Long-Distance Best Friend

  • “Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.”-John Evelyn
  • “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.”-Nicholas Sparks
  • “Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.”-Tryon Edwards
  • “No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.”-Jean De La Bruyere
  • “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can play together all night.”-Bill Watterson
older best friends hanging out
  • “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”-A. A. Milne
  • “Missing her kept him awake more than the coffee.”-John Green
  • “If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden.”-Claudia Grandi
  • “What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.”-Richard Wilbur
  • “As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence.”-Alcibiades
  • “All days are nights to see till I see thee, and nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.”-William Shakespeare
  • “Your absence has gone through me, like thread through a needle, everything I do is stitched with its color.”-W.S. Merwin
  • “The joy of meeting pays the pangs of absence; else who could bear it?”-Nicholas Rowe
  • “When you miss me just look up to the night sky and remember, I’m like a star; sometimes you can’t see me, but I’m always there.”-Jayde Nicole
  • “Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream. And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream.”-George Linley

Appreciation Message For Friends

  • The way that you make me laugh, lift my spirits, and motivate me to be my best is what makes you a real friend! None of the thank you quotes can show the full extent of my gratitude for having a best friend friendship with you.
  • Whenever something out of the ordinary happens, the first thing I think about is calling to tell you. Of course, that’s only if it didn’t have anything to do with you already! Thanks for being an extraordinary, but real friend.
  • Being by my side through thick and thin makes you my true friend til the end- you have my appreciation for our true friendship.
  • We went from Sex In The City to The Golden Girls, but the joy and happiness that we share makes us feel like school girls! I’m so glad that we became fast new friends that turned into old best friends.
  • A person that quotes friendship poems and songs isn’t as valuable as a real friend, who can make fun of you without offending anyone. Thank you for being there for the good times as well as the epic fails.

Cute Gifts to Get Your Bestie

  • “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis
  • When you have a true friend, you never have to worry about what you say to them. Thanks for keeping my secrets, knowing my sense of humor, and always listening when I talk to you.
  • To my best friend, thank you for bringing excitement, joy and happiness into every moment of my life that you’re in.
  • There is a person in my life that’s louder, crazier, and shines brighter than anyone else: you, my dear friend! Thank you for being the firecracker that I love.
  • Over the years, you’ve always been quick with inspirational quotes, happy birthday wishes, and holiday messages for your friends. Most of all, I’d like to thank you for the good times that we’ve had as besties.
best friends having fun together
  • The secret to lifelong true friendship is to treat it as a gift, rather than a responsibility. Thank you for being an excellent, perfect dear friend, and better than any present I’ve received. 
  • Thank you for being a real friend who never asks for reasons or explanations when all I need is a hug, a laugh, or more good times.
  • A true friend will continue to give, even when you don’t have anything to give back; thanks for being so generous, even though you know I never have anything to give in return!
  • Finding the words to say thank you to your best friend is less important than showing that you’re a real friend- that’s why I celebrate every day with you like it’s our friendship anniversary.
  • How do you say thank you to your best friend? By throwing them a party, to share the joy and happiness that they inspire in others. See you at 5!

Just Because Quotes That Say ‘Thank You For Being A Friend'

  • The best thank you message to a friend is spelled in chocolate- so I’m sending you love, joy and happiness until I can hand you a Hershey bar!
  • Anyone would tell you to believe in yourself, but a real friend believes in you no matter what. Thanks for believing in fairies, unicorns, and me!
  • I like being your dear friend, despite your weird habits; however, you’re going to have to start picking your own nose.
  • When I think of people I can depend on, you’re at the top of the list. Thanks for being a true friend, in good times or bad.
  • Meeting you was the craziest moment of my life- thanks for your true friendship, insane though it may seem!
  • Thinking about life without them can make you want to write a letter to your best friend saying thank you; however, I know you hate reading, so let’s leave it at thanks.
  • A true friend can always make you laugh, smile, and have good times- in that way, you’re the best friend I could have!
  • When you see something crazy, you call a family member to tell them about it; however, a true friend is the cause of the “something crazy!”
  • Whether I need a shoulder to cry on or someone to dance with, you’re always the best friend friends could hope for.
  • Some people can’t go a day without coffee. I can’t spend a day without my best, most dear friend… or coffee.
group of friends making silly faces
  • What should I say to my bestie, to let them know I appreciate them as a real friend? As my best friend, you’re the only one I could ask!
  • It seems lame to say “thank you for being my friend,” but thinking about the lonely times without you reminds me of how special you are.
  • You’re my best friend and don’t you forget it- and even if our good times cause trouble, we won’t ever regret it!
  • How did I get so lucky to have a true friendship like ours? Thanks for being a four-leafed clover of a dear friend.
  • The following is a thank you note to my best friend: just wanted to say thanks for being my amazing, awesome, and real friend.

How Do You Say Thank You For Being My Best Friend?

  • Even though we don’t always see eye to eye, our hearts beat as one and our souls are entwined. I appreciate and cherish the wonderful, amazing, and true friendship that we share.
  • Thank you for being a dear friend and an excellent person- your friendship brings love and happiness in my life!
  • When saying thank you to a best friend, quotes from poets, musicians and historians will help; however, pizza speaks for itself! I’d like to express my gratitude to my dear friend, with pepperoni and extra cheese.
  • Summer wilts away into fall, and fall crumbles to the freezing cold of winter; however, our true friendship is like springtime, year-round! Thank you for always bringing sunshine with you.
  • I want to express my gratitude- from the bottom of my heart- for my strong, kind, dear friend.
  • For many years already and many more to come, our true friendship makes the two of us one. Thanks for being my best friend!
  • When I’m down on my luck, I can always count on your motivational quotes to help me see fortune around me. Thank you, to my lucky rabbit’s foot, a.k.a. my dear friend!
  • Being a failure in life is impossible when my best friend is always there, bringing joy and happiness to every moment of my life. As my recipe for success, you have my eternal gratitude!
  • Our true friendship unfolded slowly but beautifully, like a magnificent tapestry whose rich colors represent our good times together. Thanks for weaving wonderful memories with me!
  • There hasn’t been a moment of my life that I felt lonely, because I’ve had a lifelong companion. Thank you for being a real friend, from the crib to the grave!

Thank You To Your Best Friend

  • I’m sending a thank you message to a best friend, from the bottom of my heart: I hope that we stay very close and never drift apart!
  • Our true friendship is the kind that people hope, wish, and pray to have in their lives. I’m grateful every day to have a real friend like you!
  • I wanted to let you know that not only do I appreciate you for being a true friend, but also for helping me stay sane. The joy and happiness that you always exude makes it hard to feel stressed out.
  • We should celebrate every day like it’s Friendship Day- because our true friendship is the root cause of all the happiness in my life! Thanks for being my favorite party pal!
  • While writing a thank you note to my best friend, I remembered all the good times we’ve had together and I’ve been smiling ever since; consequently, I have to thank you for that, too!
Group of female friends hanging out

How Do You Appreciate Your Best Friend?

  • Because your light shines so bright, everyone around you is illuminated by joy and happiness. Thanks for being my dear friend, and being there to light my way.
  • It’s intellectually, physically, and emotionally refreshing to have a true friend like you! Thank you for your inspirational quotes and sage advice.
  • To have a dear friend like you is either a stroke of luck or a blessing from heaven- either way, you’ll always have my gratitude for our good times together.
  • There’s no one else that’s certain to answer when I call, whether it’s 3 P.M. or 3 A.M. Thanks for being a real friend that’s always by the phone!
  • Between your motivational quotes and your exciting pep talks, the way that you believe in me keeps me fired up to reach my goals! Thank you for being a best friend/life coach.

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  • What would I do without your true friendship? Without the joy and happiness that you bring to the table, life is just plain dull. THanks for being the life of the party, not to mention my best friend.
  • A dear friend like you is rare and precious, like a one-of-a-kind gem. You forever have my gratitude, as I treasure your presence more than any jewels or riches.
  • No matter the circumstances, your kindness, patience, and grace are unwavering. Thanks for being my dear friend, and bringing serenity to every moment of my life with you in it.
  • Even when you have your own challenges in life, you make time to help me get through mine. Thank you for always giving me a hand as a real friend.
  • Don’t let it go to your head, but as a best friend, you deserve an award. Thanks for being a gold medalist of true friendship, in name only!
  • Our friendship has survived so many storms, but you’ve always remained calm and forgiving- thank you for being a real friend, and always keeping an umbrella handy!
  • Thank you for being the yin to my yang! Being different yet complimenting each other is how our true friendship was built.
  • A kind heart, selfless spirit, and a friendly disposition are the ingredients that made my best friend! Thank you for bringing happiness in my life just by being there.
  • I’m thankful for our true friendship every single day- you spread joy and happiness in every single way! On your special day, you’re waiting for me to say, “My best friend, happy birthday!”
  • More times than you can imagine, I’ve wondered why you would hang out with me at all. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being my true friend.
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How Do You Tell Someone You Appreciate Their Friendship?

  • I’ve had my share of good times with friends other than you- the trouble is, they’re all imaginary. Thanks for being a real friend that I can count on.
  • You’re a great boss and mentor, but most importantly you’re a true friend. I appreciate all that you do for me, from the bottom of my heart.
  • Excellent advice, motivational quotes, and a positive attitude are your defining attributes- thanks for sharing all of that with me, your dear friend.
  • When I needed encouragement, you were there with inspirational quotes to boost me up. With love to my best friend, thank you!
  • Words cannot express how grateful I am for your help, patience, and motivation; the best way to say thank you to a friend without speaking is by throwing them a party! My house at 6, bring your appetite.
  • It may not sound like a huge accomplishment, but you never fail to make me smile. I’m truly thankful for you, the source of happiness in my life.
  • I thought I was the luckiest person in the world the time I found ten dollars on the ground, but I recently realized that being your best friend is way luckier. Thanks for being a one-in-a-million dear friend.
  • I’m thankful beyond words for the kindness, generosity, and warmth that you always show me as a true friend.
  • Consider this card a small token of my appreciation for our true friendship.
  • Friendship and love quotes from celebrities wouldn’t be able to impress an original character like you- my gratitude for our true friendship would be best expressed through a night out with my bestie!
  • Motivational quotes from you always help and encourage me when I need it the most. Thanks for being a real friend every time I need you.
  • Not a moment of my life passes that I don’t think about how your kindness, love, and support has helped me along the way. You have my gratitude as a true friend!
  • My only wish is that you know how grateful I am for the joy and happiness that comes with having you as a dear friend.
  • My appreciation for you as a best friend makes me want to celebrate every day as though it’s your birthday, with cake, gifts, and a party! Thanks for being my bestie, and happy birthday.

Quotes For Thanking Best Friend



The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.



They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.



A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.



Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.



When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.



A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.



Best friend: the one that you can be mad at only for a short period of time because you have important stuff to tell them.



Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.



A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.



A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another

Thank You For Being My Friend Quotes