As September is International Friendship Month, we asked Chat readers to tell us why their mates truly are the best...
My friend Rachel Brenchley (right) and I always seem to be pregnant at the same time – I can’t do anything without my best mate! This is us with our baby bumps.
Karen Hobson, Sheffield
Here’s me and my childhood friend Jane, reliving the Eighties at a festival! We always have the best time together.
Susan Adams, Perth
Funny faces! Me and my best friend Rhean on a camping walk in the New Forest. Everyone loves a silly selfie – especially the two of us!
Sarah Myers, Bracknell
Diagnosed with gestational diabetes in pregnancy, I joined a support group, and was lucky to make a good friend of Charlotte Bramley (left), who lived near me. Now we talk every day, and our babies will get to grow up with each other.
Michelle Slinn, Chesterfield
Cheers! Me (in the middle in white jeans) and all my new friends from The Biggleswade Ladies Group. We’re a group who meet up every now and then for a coffee, and I’ve made some lovely mates. I’m so glad I joined!
Rachael Cambourne- Paynter, Biggleswade
Put it away!
If you can’t act daft with your bestie, then she’s not your bestie! Here’s my friend Lorna (right) and me on holiday.
Kelly Imrie, Hurlford
Giggle and snort!
When my friend Laura Scotter and I are together, we’re like kids again. She’s one of those true friends who’ll always be there during the serious times, but will also make me giggle by snorting loudly when she laughs!
Rebecca Key, Norwich
Bezzies! I’ve been friends with this lot since secondary school (I’m in the blue top, with brown hair). Now hitting 30, we’re all still having fun!
Sam Jones, Kent
Can’t remember what I was laughing at with my friends Hannah and Katie, but we had so much fun at a local funfair. Whenever we’re together, it’s always laughter and smiles.
Daniella Harden, Llanfwrog