People say that I throw around the label "best friend" too casually. Some people only have one best friend, some people have too many. It all depends on how you define the term.
Sometimes your best friend is the person that you call when you are in tears, and they hang on the other line and wait for the sobs to subside so you can tell them what is wrong.
Sometimes your best friend is the person you see everyday, tell all your ordinary stories too, the person you delight with the littlest moments of your existence.
Sometimes your best friend is the person you trust, the person who you tell all your secrets to, knowing that they will listen, unjudgingly, and still love you.
Sometimes your best friend is fuzzy, and spotted, and gives you the most enthusiastic greeting you've ever received.
Sometimes your best friend is the person that has always been there, no matter where you are.
Sometimes your best friend is someone who you share something special with, something that no one else understands.
Sometimes your best friend is the person who never changes, the person with whom it seems, no matter how long it's been since you've seen or talked to each other, you are capable of picking right back up where you left off like not a day has gone by.
Sometimes your best friend doesn't consider you their best friend.
Look at all the ways I define best friends, of course I have more than one best friend. Having more than one "best" friend doesn't devalue the honor. Consider yourself lucky to be one of my best friends. It means I respect you, admire you, trust you, love you, more than I could ever tell you, and that's why I add a "best" to our friendship.
But here's the thing. Sometimes, your best friend is the person that breaks your heart to lose.