Surprises a long lost friend with a sweet gesture — a greeting card, a handwritten letter or just a phone call — this Friendship Day (August 5). We should never miss an opportunity to reconnect with friends and what better day to take the initiative.

What started as a marketing gimmick by Hallmark Cards, Friendship Day is now officially recognized by the United Nations. While the UN celebrates International Friendship Day on July 30, countries like India and Pakistan observe it on the first Sunday of August.

The idea was first given in 1930 by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards. But, it gained popularity in 1958 when Dr. Ramon Artemio Bracho had dinner with friends in Paraguay.

In 1998, the wife of the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan named Winnie the Pooh as the world’s ambassador of friendship in the United Nations.

On this Friendship Day, let’s remember a few iconic celebrity duos who gave us #friendshipgoals:

1.  Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer

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From introducing each other’s movies at the 2016 Golden Globes to taking over a Billy Joel concert, these two have made their fans go frenzy on Twitter.

2. Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez


Not only did these two pop princesses had the most epic girls night at the 2016 Grammys, they also just happened to win one for the “Bad Blood” music video.

3. Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King

Oprah and Gayle can do no wrong. These women have supported each other in business as well in their personal lives.

4. Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet


The Titanic lead couple has always been in the limelight when it comes to supporting each other.

5. George Clooney and Brad Pitt

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The Ocean’s Eleven actor, George Clooney, has been responsible for getting Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt back together again.