Disney love stories get a lot of attention, but today we’re going to talk about a different kind of love: that of the true Disney friendship. As a thank you to Disney movies for teaching us to aspire to be great friends, here are 12 of the most inspirational Disney friendships:
Timon and Pumbaa, The Lion King
We’re not exactly breaking any ground when we say that these two have a friendship for the ages. Their identities are so intertwined that you can’t think of one of them without immediately also thinking of the other. We love how they accept each other exactly as they are, wart(hog)s and all.
Dory and Marlin, Finding Nemo
There’s no friendship like an unlikely friendship, and unlikely barely begins to cover it when you’re talking about a nervous clownfish dad and a cheerful blue tang with short-term memory loss. But alas, Dory can win anyone over, and she and Marlin help each other grow in beautiful ways.
Lilo and Stitch, Lilo & Stitch
If your movie is named after the two of you, your friendship automatically makes this list. Lilo and Stitch give each other the warm, accepting, happy ‘ohana that the both of them were searching for, and we just know that neither of them will ever be left behind or forgotten.
Lumiere and Cogsworth, Beauty and the Beast
No matter how much they may cheerfully bicker, Lumiere and Cogsworth’s friendship was made to be. Lumiere keeps Cogsworth from becoming too tightly wound, and Cogsworth keeps Lumiere’s fiery spirit in check.
Rapunzel and Pascal, Tangled
When you’re best friends, words become unnecessary. No set of pals is better proof of this than Rapunzel and Pascal. Let’s look at the facts: They kept each other company for years while cooped up in Rapunzel’s tower, they are constantly watching each other’s backs, and they are both good sports when it comes to their lively games of hide-and-seek. Who wouldn’t love a friendship like this?