Friend Captions: 200+ Great Friendship Words for Instagram

Your heart bursts with happiness whenever a new text lands in on your phone from your BFF. Even when it’s just a silly meme they’re sharing, you couldn’t be happier to be blessed with such a great friend. And oftentimes you also want to gloat to the world how you two are friendship goals! Maybe it’s your best friend’s special day, or you’ve just arrived home from a day of shooting photos, but your fingers are excitedly clicking away on the editing app, and getting everything set up for that glamorous Instagram post; all that’s missing are some kickass friend captions for Instagram to make it perfect!

Even if it’s just an evening in, bumming on the couch in your PJs with some ice cream and wine, it’s never a bad time to post about your friendship on Instagram, coupled with a funny, witty caption. You just need that friend caption to be just right for the mood and photo. At a moment like that, look no further than below for some options and inspiration.

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Friend Captions: 200+ Great Friendship Words for Instagram

Friendship Captions

You can find and use the best friendship captions for Instagram (or Facebook) on any photo of the two of you together. Alternatively, for your friend’s special day – whether a birthday, wedding day, or whatever else they will come across in their lives – you may also select a photo of just them to caption. Sometimes the situation calls for an inspirational photo with some deep and sentimental words attached to them; on other occasions a funny photo with an equally funny caption will do the deed. These captions are great for putting your friend and your friendship into spotlight, and highlight just why your friend is so awesome.

A best friend is all the therapy I need.

A best friend is like a four-leafed clover: hard to find and lucky to have.

A best friend is someone who loves you when you forget to love yourself.

A best friend makes you smile until your cheeks hurt

A duo of weirdos.

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.

A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.

A friend will help you move. A best friend will help you move a dead body.

A girl can survive without a boyfriend, but she can’t survive without a best friend.

A good friend knows how you take your coffee. A great friend adds liquor.

A great friend brings energy to the soul.

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

A true friend never lets you do stupid things alone.

Always better together.

And so the adventure begins…

As we grow up, we realize it’s less important to have a ton of friends and more important to have real ones.

Behind every successful woman is a best friend giving her crazy ideas.

Besides cake, we’re each other’s favorite.

Besides chocolate, you’re my favorite.

Best friend: one million memories, ten thousand inside jokes, one hundred shared secrets.

Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.

Best friends are therapists you can drink with.

Best friends are therapists you can drink with.

Better together.

Chosen family.

Coffee and Friends make the perfect blend.

Comfy with my bestie.

Creating memories with you is one of my favorite things to do.

Did someone order two crazy best friends?

Different but besties!

Different yet so similar.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S: Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.

Fake friends believe in rumors; real friends believe in you.

Find your tribe. Love them hard.

Friends ‘till the end.

Friends are family.

Friends are like angels who lift you up when your wings have forgotten how to fly.

Friends are like bras – close to your heart and there to support you!

Friends are the siblings that God never gave us.

Friends come and go like waves of the ocean, but the true ones stick like an octopus on your face.

Friends listen to what you say. Best friends hear what you don’t say.

Friends that travel together stay together.

Friends until the very end — and then some.

Friends who slay together, stay together.

Friendship is a two-way street.

Friendship isn’t a big thing, it’s a million little things.

God made us best friends because He knew our moms couldn’t handle us as sisters.

Good friends believe in you when you don’t believe in yourself.

Good friends don’t care if your house is clean. They care if you have wine.

Good Times + Crazy Friends = Great Memories!

Happy faces.

Hard times will always reveal true friends.

I don’t know what’s tighter, our jeans or our friendship.

I hope we’re friends until we die. Then, I hope we stay ghost friends so we can walk through walls and scare people.

I love always having someone to annoy.

I think we’ll be friends forever because we’re too lazy to find new friends.

I’ll be there for you, these five words I swear to you.

I’ll even send you the photos I look bad in.

I’ll take a Nerf bullet for you.

I’m accompanied by this angel I call a friend.

If you aren’t somewhat crazy in the head, I’m afraid we can’t be friends.

If you don’t own matching shirts, are you really friends?

In squad we trust.


Kind people are my kinda people.

Let’s do something something stupid together.

Let’s do something something stupid together.

Life is too short to be serious all the time. So, if you can’t laugh at yourself, call me—I’ll laugh at you.

Love is blind. Friendship tries not to notice.

Lucky and loved.

Making memories with you is my favorite thing to do.

Meet my Partner in Crime!

No one will ever be as entertained by us as us.

Nobody has to like us. We like us.

Non-biological sibs.

On our worst behavior.

One friend can change your whole life.

Our friendship knows no distance.

Our phones fall, we panic. Our friends fall, we laugh.

Partners in crime!

Pizza and you are all I need.

Prepare for trouble, and make it double.

Real friends don’t tell you pretty lies. They tell you the ugly truth.

Real isn’t who’s with you at your celebration; real is who’s standing next to you at rock bottom.

Real queens fix each other’s crowns.

Remember that if we ever get caught, you’re deaf, and I don’t speak English.

So happy together.

Some people talk to you in their free time and some people free their time to talk to you.

Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.

Sometimes, all you need is your own kind.

Sugar, spice, and everything nice.

Suns out, buns out.

Surround yourself with inspiring creatures.

Sweatpants, hair in a bun and chilling with no makeup on.

The “she” to my “nanigans.”

The bags under our eyes are Gucci

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.

The only people I owe my loyalty to are those who never made me question theirs.

The only way to have a best friend is to be one.

The sunshine of my life.

There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship is FRIENDSHIP!

There are two times when I want to be with my gals; now and all the time.

There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t jump puddles for you.

There is nothing better than a good friend, except for a good friend with chocolate.

These are the days that we live for.

They say don’t try this at home. So I went to my friend’s house!

This is how we roll.

Through thick and thin.

Together, we’re unstoppable!

Too glam to give a damn.

True friends don’t judge each other. They judge other people together.

True friendship is not about being inseparable—it is being separated and finding nothing changes.

Twinkling like the stars.

Two halves of a whole.

Two heads are better than one.

Two peas in a pod.

Unlike Barbies, me and my girls aren’t sold separately.

We all have that one friend who never learned how to whisper.

We are going to be really cool old ladies.

We are gonna be the old ladies causing trouble in the nursing homes.

We don’t sweat, we sparkle.

We finish each other’s sandwiches.

We go like cupcakes and frosting.

We go together like coffee & donuts.

We go together like cupcakes & frosting.

We go together like drunk and disorderly.

We go together like peanut butter and jelly.

We rule the world.

We’re the same kind of weird.

We’ll be friends forever because you already know too much.

We’ve been friends for so long I can’t remember which one of us is the bad influence.

When I count my blessings, I count you twice.

When I say I won’t tell anyone, my best friend doesn’t count.

When I say I won’t tell anyone, my best friend doesn’t count.

When it hurts to look back and you’re afraid to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.

When worst comes to worst, friends come first.

You are my happy pill.

You don’t even need to ask, I got you.

You don’t have to be crazy to be my friend. I’ll train you.

You might not always be next to me, but I know you’ll always have my back.

You simply cannot do epic things with boring people.

Your vibe attracts your tribe.

Friendship Quote Captions

Friendship is such an important and universal matter in everyone’s lives, that even famous quotes have been said and written on the topic. As the below quotes beautifully express it, the bond you have with your best friend is a special kind. If you are truly lucky, it can be in some ways be closer and more intense than your bond with your family or significant other. And, well, in a truly happy matter of events, your significant other just may also be the best friend we’re speaking of! Pop one of these quotes on your post about your best friend, and you’ll be sure to receive their gratitude for what a great friend you’re also finding them to be.

“A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again.” — Unknown

“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.” — Winnie the Pooh

A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.

“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.” — Frances Ward Weller

“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.” — Winnie The Pooh

“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” — Unknown

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” — Jim Morrison

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” — Elbert Hubbard

“A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” — Heidi Wills

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” — Unknown

“A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” — Henry van Dyke

“A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” — Maya Angelou

“A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.” — Kahlil Gibran

“A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.” — Unknown

“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” — Charles Darwin

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell

“A real friendship should not fade as time passes, and should not weaken because of space separation.” — John Newton

“A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.” — Leo Buscaglia

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” — Bernard Meltzer

“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” — Misty Copeland

“As long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.” — Donna Lynn Hope

“Best friend: the one that you can be mad at only for a short period of time because you have important stuff to tell them.” — Unknown

“Best friends understand when you say, ‘forget it.’ Wait forever when you say, ‘just a minute.’ Stay when you say, ‘leave me alone.’ And open the door before you can say, ‘come in.’” — Unknown

“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Can miles truly separate you from friends…If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”— Richard Bach

“Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.” — Vincent Van Gogh

“Distance means so little, when someone means so much.” — Tom McNeal

“Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness.” — Billy Chapata

“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” — Thomas J. Watson

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” — Albert Camus

“Each new friendship can make you a new person, because it opens up new doors inside of you.” — Kate DiCamillo

“Everyone you meet knows something you don’t know but need to know. Learn from them.” — C.G. Jung
“False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.” — Richard Burton

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” — Amy Poehler

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” — Audrey Hepburn

“Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.” — Steve Maraboli

“Friends are the family you choose.“ — Jess C. Scott

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” — Mencius

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” — Ed Cunningham

“Friends…they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.” – Herman Melville

“Friendship is accepting a person with all their qualities — good and bad.” — Mohanlal

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” — Khalil Gibran

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C.S. Lewis

“Friendship is so weird…you just pick a human you’ve met and you’re like ‘Yep, I like this one’ and you just do stuff with them.” — Unknown

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” — Muhammad Ali

“Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.” — George Eliot

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” — Woodrow T. Wilson

“Friendship is the wine of life.” — Edward Young

“Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who came and never left your side.” — Yolanda Hadid

“Friendship isn’t a big thing—it’s a million little things.” — Paulo Coelho

“Getting to know new people and gaining new friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So conquer your fears and get out there.” — Tony Clark

“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” — Ally Condie

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Dumbledore

“How beautiful it is to find someone who asks for nothing but your company.” — Brigitte Nicole

“I get by with a little help from my friends.” — The Beatles

“I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.” —Winnie The Pooh

“I will not let you go into the unknown alone.” — Bram Stoker

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” — Helen Keller

“If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we are apart, I’ll always be with you.” — A.A. Milne

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” — A. A. Milne

“If you are ever lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go.” — Matthew Gray Gubler

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” — Winnie the Pooh

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” — Albert Schweitzer

“In the cookie of life friends are the chocolate chips.” — Unknown

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” — Khalil Gibran

“It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.” — John Green

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” — Marlene Dietrich

“Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.” — Kahlil Gibran

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

“Life is nothing without friendship.” — Cicero

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” — Tennessee Williams

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Love is friendship set on fire.” — Jeremy Taylor

“Man’s best support is a very dear friend.” — Cicero

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” — Aristotle

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” — Henry Ford

“My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.” — Jodie Foster

“Never let your best friends get lonely…keep disturbing them.” — Candlelight Publications

“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” — Robert Southey

“No friendship is an accident.” — O. Henry

“Nobody can avoid falling in love. They might want to deny it, but friendship is probably the most common form of love.” — Stieg Larsson

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” — Henry David Thoreau

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” — Jean de La Fontaine

“Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl.” — Tahar Ben Jelloun

“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.” — Toni Morrison

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” — Francesco Guicciardini

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” — Anthony Robbins

“Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” — Anna Taylor

“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” — Virginia Woolf

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” — Octavia Butler

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

“The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.” — David Storey

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing…not healing, not curing…that is a friend who cares.” — Henri Nouwen

“The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” — Shanna Rodriguez

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” — Hubert H. Humphrey

“The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend.” — Ann Kaiser Stearns

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” — Henry David Thoreau

“The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.” — Chelsea Handler

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” — Elisabeth Foley

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” — Eugene Kennedy

“There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” — Dodinsky

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.” — William Butler Yeats

“There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” — Diana Cortes

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” — Linda Grayson

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” — Thomas Aquinas

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” — Jim Henson

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W. Buechner

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” — Bill Watterson

“Throughout life you will meet one person who is like no other. You could talk to this person for hours and never get bored, you could tell this person things and they will never judge you. This person is your soulmate, your best friend. Don’t ever let them go.” — Unknown

“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.” — Tennessee Williams

“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” — Charles Lamb

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” — Dr. Seuss

“True friends are always together in spirit.” — L.M. Montgomery

“True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” — Nicole Richie

“True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.” — Helen Keller

“True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.” — Josh Grayson

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” — G. Randolf

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” — Oscar Wilde

“We were together. I forget the rest.” — Walt Whitman

“What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” — C.S. Lewis

“When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.” — Maria Shriver

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.” — Henri Nouwen

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So, it’s your best friend’s birthday or you’ve just taken some totally fabulous photos together – the last thing you want to do is not post about them because you couldn’t come up with the appropriate friend captions to go with them! But not to fret, there’s a perfect friendship caption out there for any occasion, from when you want to be sentimental to when you want to be ridiculously funny. Or maybe you want to post about your friendship but not have it be directed towards your friend, but to a broader audience? Well, there are captions for those situations, too! Thanks to lists like these, you never have to find yourself at a loss of appropriate words, captions, or quotes, to go with that pretty photo you want to add onto your Instagram feed. And, after all, more and more weight is put on the importance of the caption that goes with your photo, so a list like this can prove to be a great cheat sheet for how to come up with magical captions – but without spending hours upon hours cooking it!

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