Whether it's one of your birthdays or you are just missing your best friend and want to celebrate your years-long-friendship, sharing a photo of you two with a cute caption is a fun way to say how grateful you are to have them in your life. But coming up with the perfect Instagram caption to accompany that adorable photo from your childhood playdates can oftentimes lead to an acute case of writer's block. Don't worry, though, we've got your back (just like your bestie). This list of best friend Instagram captions will help you find the perfect way to tell your BFF how much you love 'em.

Of course, posting on social media isn't the only way to let your friend know how important they are to you. Simply staying by their side through it all and offering a shoulder to lean on when they are feeling down are the best ways to show your BFF that you are in this together, always. That said, a personalized gift or a friendship quote written in a sweet card can also be meaningful ways to celebrate your friendship. And if you have a selfie of you and your friends saved for just the right occasion (or caption!), consider using one of these short, wholesome, and relatable best friend captions for Instagram.

Funny Best Friend Captions for Instagram

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  • Best friends don’t care if your house is clean. They care if you have wine.
  • My best friend is a vault and that’s why I love her. Nothing will make her spill my secrets.
  • Crazy friends are the best friends.
  • You’re the ketchup to my mustard.
  • We’ll be the old ladies causing trouble in the nursing home.
  • Best friends never ask if they can raid your refrigerator, they just go right in.
  • My best friend has seen the good, the bad and the ugly sides of me.
  • When I say I’ll keep a secret, just know that promise doesn’t include my best friend.
  • Life is too short to be serious all the time. So, if you can’t laugh at yourself, call me—I’ll laugh at you.
  • If no one “likes” this post, I know my bestie will.
  • You know you’re my best friend when I send you my less-than-flattering selfies.
  • You’re the Thelma to my Louise.
  • What’s better? Drinking wine or hanging out with friends? I’ll take both.
  • I hope we’re friends until we die. Then, I hope we stay ghost friends so we can walk through walls and scare people.
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  • You’re the Oprah to my Gayle.
  • Strangers think I’m quiet, my friends think I’m outgoing, but my best friends know that I’m completely insane.
  • We finish each other's sandwiches.
  • I will always value your friend-chip!
  • I don’t know what’s tighter, our jeans or our friendship.
  • There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with snacks.
  • You’re the dip to my chip.
  • Friends are like bras – close to your heart and there to support you!
  • Friends who slay together, stay together.
  • True friends will always tell you when you have lipstick or food stuck in your teeth.
  • We go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Cute Best Friend Instagram Captions

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  • Friendship is the only flower that blooms in all seasons.
  • A best friend never gets tired of taking photos until she gets the best shot!
  • Nothing is off limits for my bestie, well maybe that last cupcake!
  • A day spent with my bestie is always a good day.
  • Life is better with friends.
  • My bestie is my confidante, therapist and best shopping partner.
  • A day spent with your bestie does your mind and body good.
  • My bestie knows all my best angles.
  • Spending time with my bestie is always time well spent.
  • Friends make the world go ‘round.
  • Best friends are worth their weight in gold.
  • What’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine.
  • As long as my bestie likes me, that’s all that matters.
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  • Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can’t pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while.
  • True friends stand the test of time.
  • Friends are like rainbows. They’re always there after the storm.
  • No one brings out my silly side like my best friend.
  • Friends are the glue that keeps us together.
  • Best friends borrow clothes and never ask for them back.
  • Inside jokes are a prerequisite for bestie status.
  • Spending time with my best friend means laughter, laughter, and more laughter.
  • Good friends equal a lifetime of memories.
  • Friend? Nah, she’s my sister.
  • Nobody loves me like my bestie.
  • Friends make you cry with laughter.

Wise Best Friend Instagram Captions

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  • Be with those who bring out the best, not the stress, in you.
  • Real isn’t who’s with you at your celebration; real is who’s standing next to you at rock bottom.
  • You never have to question real friends.
  • Side by side or miles apart, real friends are always close to the heart.
  • A friend is the one who can sense when something is wrong without you saying a word.
  • A best friend is like a four-leafed clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
  • Real friends don’t leave when life throws you a curveball, they’re right there ready to go to bat.
  • Best friends will always have your back.
  • Real friendships are based on loyalty.
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  • If you have one true friend, consider yourself blessed.
  • Friends will always tell you the truth to your face.
  • A best friend never leaves your side when life deals you a bad hand.
  • Hard times will always reveal true friends.
  • You'll know the people who feed your soul when you feel good after spending time with them.
  • Whether you win or lose, true friends will always cheer for you.
  • Fake friends believe in rumors; real friends believe in you.
  • When the party's over, a true friend will help you clean up.
  • When it comes to friendships, choose quality over quantity.
  • Friends who loved you when you weren't very lovable will be the most memorable people in life.

Short Best Friend Captions for Instagram

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  • The ‘she’ to my ‘nanigans.
  • Best friends forever!
  • Nobody’s got my back like my bestie.
  • Go, best friend!
  • Rolling with you until the wheels fall off.
  • My bestie is better than yours.
  • Best friends are family.
  • Never take your friends for granted.
  • Best friends are the best therapy.
  • Friends don’t let friends post unflattering photos.
  • My bestie knows all my quirks and still loves me.
  • Besties for life.
  • That’s my best friend!
  • True friends light up my life.
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  • You’ve got a friend in me.
  • I couldn’t live without my best friends.
  • Cherish your besties.
  • Friends make the world brighter.
  • Friends rock!
  • You can always count on me.
  • Thank you for being a friend.
  • Real friends overlook your flaws.
  • I’m blessed to call you my friend.
  • Friends just get better with time.
  • Siblings can be best friends.
  • You can always count on me.
  • My forever ride or die.
  • Friends are good for the soul.
  • No new friends.
  • My bestie knows best.
  • I hit the friendship jackpot!
  • Nobody’s better than my bestie.
  • My best friend is one in a billion.
  • Friends are a breath of fresh air.

Best Friend Quotes for Instagram Captions

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  • “Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” —Virginia Woolf
  • "Women's friendships are like a renewable source of power." —Jane Fonda
  • "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." —Henry Ford
  • “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” —Oprah Winfrey
  • “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” —C.S. Lewis
  • “Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.” —Herman Melville
  • “A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” —Charles Darwin
  • “Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” —Mencius
  • “A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.”—Len Wein
  • “She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.” —Toni Morrison
  • ​​“Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.” —George Eliot
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  • “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” —Octavia Butler
  • “True friends stab you in the front.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “If you have one true friend you have more than your share." —Thomas Fuller
  • “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” —Amy Poehler
  • “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” —Walter Winchell
  • “Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.” —Bill Watterson
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