When you do a lot of Internet surfing (which, ok, maybe I do), you come across various strangers who you might be keen on turning into friends. People write blogs or post videos that make you think, “If we knew each other, we’d totally be BFFing it up at brunch.”
For example, there’s this girl. You’ve likely already seen this video (in viral video years, it’s ancient) but it never gets less amazing. I could use this little one’s go get ‘em attitude in my life, pronto. Also, her hair is the envy of every curly girl in America.
Then there is the author of this amazing blog post. In “My Son is Gay,” the writer defends her 5-year-old son’s right to wear whatever Halloween costume he chooses—in this case Daphne from Scooby Doo—without be subjected to the ridicule of his classmates. Or, really, their mothers. “If you think that me allowing my son to be a female character for Halloween is somehow going to ‘make’ him gay then you are an idiot,” she says. “Firstly, what a ridiculous concept. Secondly, if my son is gay, OK. I will love him no less. Thirdly, I am not worried that your son will grow up to be an actual ninja so back off.”
Um, I think I love you. I certainly want to mother like you one day. Won’t you be my best friend forever?
And finally, there is Harris. I’m not posting the video here as it’s a little lower on the self-affirmation scale and higher on the Not Suitable For Work-o-meter. But let me just say that while comedian Aziz Ansari is hilarious (and this is one of my most favorite stand-up clips of all time) it’s his little cousin Harris—who he lovingly skewers in this bit—who has stolen my heart. Harris loves Burn Notice. And Cinnabon. And AP World History. What a doll.
Have any Internet sensations earned virtual BFF status in your life? Please do share. That’s the good thing about an imaginary online friendship circle. There’s always room for more.
Happy Friday everyone.