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Mailmen, baristas and the girl next door: These folks can go from strangers to friends in an afternoon and give you the support system you need.

THE BEST FRIEND
There should be at least one person in your life who intuitively knows when you need a giant plate of nachos, a reassuring shoulder squeeze or a kind-but-firm reality check.

THE TEAMMATE Whether you’re shooting hoops or practicing for a pub quiz, bonding over a common foe can fortify friendships (and sometimes win you drink vouchers).

  • Photography:
    Neil Bedford
  • Styling:
    Aradia Crockett

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  • Photography:
    Neil Bedford
  • Styling:
    Aradia Crockett
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