25 TV characters you want to be best friends with because they’re cool and you know it

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Bonnie Plunkett – Mom

Although Bonnie Plunkett sounds like she might have been a super fun drunk, she’s also a really cool sober person. She’s no nonsense, and is never, ever going to tell you what you want to hear, just to save your feelings. Real talk is her default, and yes, your feelings are going to get hurt every once in a while, but she’s also going to save you from countless bad decisions.

This woman is an expert on bad decisions, too. As a former cocaine and alcohol addict, she has done and seen it all. There’s probably not a lot you’ve done that could shock or scandalize her, so when she sits you down to hear her out, you better listen. She has a lot of well-earned wisdom from her days as a desperate drunk and drug addict, and now that she’s cleaned up, she knows things.

Bonnie is newly sober and trying to start her life over. She’s not self-righteous or preachy about her past, and she’s still in a place of transition. This means she won’t be the only one doling out advice. She’s probably going to need you to give her some perspective on what sober behavior looks like. Friendship is a two-way street, after all.