My best friend is Natalie. We have known each other since I was 5 and she was 6. 17 years. WOOOW. that's a long time, I just realised...
Anyways. she lives in US, me in Poland. we've met when she and her parents came to the holidays for her grandparents who are my neighbours. we met on the corridor lol. I swear, my mum is still laughing at it. But we were just kids and we liked each other and we talked - in Polish, she is bilingual.
then we met during every holiday, we spent a lot time together, and then we started writing to each other. In my 3rd and 4th grade my teacher was translating me her letters - she decided that she would teach me English - and I started slowly writing to her in different language.
In junior high and high school we sent to each other music, gossips, and long letters in which we were telling each other about everything :) Now we have facebook, she made me create myspace few good years ago, and we stay in touch.
Last year she was studying for a semester in Kraków. So we spent almost half a year together - texting each other, and talking on the phone, and spending weekends together.
This year we talk, spend alot of time with her grandparents, watching movies, drinking tea. I hope we still stay friends forever.