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

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Eleven – Stranger Things

Truthfully, I’d give anything I have to be a part of the friend group in Stranger Things. These kids understand interpersonal relationships far better than most of the adults in my life. But, if I had to choose, I’d totally pick Eleven, the one with special powers. Duh.

Eleven is beautiful, thoughtful, curious, and a total boss. The fact that she can make stuff happen with her mind is really just icing on the cake. It would be so awesome for her to find my phone when I’ve misplaced it for the zillionth time, but she also is loving and protective. She is fierce when it comes to the people she cares about, and she isn’t inhibited by how things look.

When you’re her friend, she will move heaven and Earth (quite literally) to keep you out of harm’s way. You’ll never feel safer than you do when you’re hanging out with Eleven, and she is fearless in the face of any sort of peril.

Of course, my life offers very little in the way of mortal danger, but I think we could find some things to pass the time. For instance, I could introduce her to a real waffle and she wouldn’t have to settle for those paltry frozen ones.