Check out these famous friends who have fun together and also support each other!
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade
LeBron James and Dwayne Wade have been basketball teammates and rivals. As teammates, they led the Miami Heat to two NBA titles in four years. Their friendship is also strong enough to have survived them playing on different teams. Wade is three years older than James, but when they met as rookies in training camp, they hit it off right away. In an NBA interview, Wade explains that their similarly difficult childhoods helped them connect. It feels good to have a friend who understands you, accepts you, and know where you’re coming from!
When she was in college, J.K. Rowling, billionaire author of the Harry Potter series, had very little money, so for her friends’ birthdays, she gave them stories she had written. Being generous to friends doesn’t have to involve giving them expensive gifts. Fun and caring are free and priceless gifts.
Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki
Their love of tennis brings Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki together. They’ve competed many times–usually with Serena winning–but they also cheer each other on. Williams was there, waiting at the finish line to celebrate when Wozniacki ran the New York Marathon. In an article on CNN, Williams explains that she values Wozniacki’s honesty and kindness. Wozniacki appreciates that Williams is always there for her in hard times and fun times. Friends are each other’s biggest fans.
Le Guang lived during the Jin Dynasty in China. When he noticed that a close friend looked very upset, he asked what was wrong. The friend explained that the last time they’d been together, Le Guang had proposed a toast to the friend, but when the friend raised his glass, he saw a small snake in the glass and assumed Le Guang was trying to hurt him. Le Guang figured out that the friend had looked through the glass and seen a picture of a snake painted on a bow hanging on the wall. The moral of the story is not to be suspicious of friends unnecessarily. Talking about the problem helped Le Guang and his friend clear up the misunderstanding. Source
Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla
Mark Twain, the author of Huckleberry Finn, and Nikola Tesla, a famous scientist and engineer who invented many things related to electricity, were pen pals and good buddies. They were drawn together by their curiosity and love of learning. Twain often visited Tesla’s lab to see his inventions and help with experiments. Tesla said that Twain’s entertaining novels helped him recover when he was bedridden with cholera as a young man. Source
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were close friends and good teammates, working together to help women gain the right to vote. Stanton was married and the mother of seven children. Anthony was single. Often, Anthony would help with Stanton’s children so that Stanton could write speeches and articles on behalf of women’s rights. Anthony gave many speeches that were written by Stanton. Sadly, neither lived to see the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, which didn’t pass until 1920, more than a decade after they died. Source