They're the friends who can always be counted on to show up when you need them. In both good and bad times, those who love, laugh, support, and cherish you.

Friendships are an unbreakable link that brings a diverse group of people together in beautiful ways. Best Friends Day is just one of the many ways you can show your appreciation for your amazing sidekick and show them how much you care.

Take a moment right now to think about that one special person who is always there for you.

They are the person you want to go on vacation with, the person you turn to when you are experiencing relationship problems, and the person with whom you constantly want to share secrets.

Other days, such as Friendship Day and Women's Friendship Day, are thought to have sprung from the idea of honouring National Best Friend Day.

People have already been using the hashtag #NationalBestFriendDay to share images, funny tales, and memories with their best friends.

Today is the day to express to your closest friend how important he or she is in your life and how much you care about them.

 Friendship has a greater impact on a person's life than love. Love has the potential to devolve into obsession, while friendship is always about sharing.