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To All the Friends I’ve Loved Before

Romantic love is glorified in books and television, advertisements and pop culture, but seldom does society stop to celebrate those loving friendships that are just as important as romantic ones. After watching To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and it’s recent sequel, I’ve been thinking about the idea of platonic love letters, similar to the romantic ones sent by Lara Jean. So here’s one of mine.

To All the Friends I’ve Loved Before,

You are each important to me. I cherish every coffee date and movie night I get to spend with you- the people I love the best and who make me laugh the hardest. I love listening to your stories and telling you mine. I love drinking too much iced coffee with you and making food together even if we mess up the recipe. You are all beautiful and creative and cool and smart. I’m so honored to call each of you my friend and I’m thrilled to get to live my life alongside you. You deserve all the dances and Valentine’s Days and anniversary celebrations that romantic partners get. Know that love isn’t just a word for significant others; it belongs to the friendship we share, no matter how cheesy it may sound.



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Emma is a third-year student studying Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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