Let's be honest: When your bestie is down, it's difficult to not get BV, too. Whatever is making him or her sad, you just hate it, and you'll do anything in your power to turn that frown upside-down.
If you're looking for simple but super effective ways to cheer up your best friend, here are a few sweet gestures you can try:
1. Shower him or her with compliments!
Yes, even guys would love to get a compliment or two every now and then, and when you time it right and do it sincerely, it can be just the pick-me-up that anyone needs.
2. Make your BFF laugh.
Come on, you know what tickles (pun intended!) his or her fancy. If you're not the best at jokes, it could be as simple as a Facebook chat or post! Does he chuckle every time he comes across a funny meme? Does she love watching videos with cute cats or babies? Get digging, and share the links with him or her online!
3. Do something you enjoy together.
Do you both like random dance parties, K-Dramas, makeup tutorials, or maybe some retail therapy? Do you both have the best time when you ride your bikes, play board games, or just relax with a nice view of the city? Go ahead, so it takes your bestie's mind off of his or her troubles for a while.
4. Share the load.
In some cases, you can actually do something to ease your BFF's burden. Ask if you can help with all the tasks he or she is juggling, or help in finding a solution to the problem. Is your best friend too shy to talk to someone? Do it as a favor for him/her!
5. Just listen.
In other cases, all you can do is lend an ear. The thought that someone is willing to listen is already a big deal for someone who's overwhelmed or frustrated, so don't feel bad if you can't offer any advice or you're at a loss for words when your best friend tells you about the problem.
6. Share some sweet treats!
Candy and chocolates—these are virtually foolproof gifts for anyone having a bad day. Let your BFF enjoy both with a pack of Jack ‘n Jill Nips! A thoughtful gesture with this awesome and totally affordable treat can turn even the most dreadful situations around—even a really bad haircut just like in this video!
7. When all else fails, give your bestie a hug!
Hugs from someone close to you can melt any worry away! What better way to show you care, right?
This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Nips.