This list was difficult to narrow down, because there have been so many fictional characters I’ve loved over the years. So I tried to think of it pragmatically: instead of choosing the coolest characters or the characters I enjoy the most, I thought “who would both fit into my life and make it better for knowing them?” It’s still difficult to choose, but here’s who I finally ended up with:
Growing up, my family moved a lot, so I never had many friends, and I often feel like I missed out on learning how to make friends. So someone like Anne – who would fiercely pursue friendship with me, pull me out of my shell, and encourage me to feed my imagination – sounds like the perfect friend. She’s so lovably quirky and earnest, and I think she’d just be a great person to go through life with. Anne of Green Gables is one of those stories that resonates with us because none of us really feel like we belong all the time, so to read about a girl who actually doesn’t belong win everyone over gives us hope.
Some of you might argue that the TARDIS is a space ship, not a character, but you would be wrong. The TARDIS is definitely a character, and not just because she was a person in an episode of Doctor Who – she’s always been an important character within the show. As for why I’d want her in my life, the TARDIS takes away everything I hate about traveling: the time it takes, the uncertainty of travel, the leaving-the-house (if your transportation is your house, you’re set for life!). She knows where/when it is you truly need to be, even if you don’t realize it, and she can take you literally anywhere and anytime. Notice I didn’t choose The Doctor – that’s because as much as I love the character, actually living with him would be a crazy, stressful, heartbreaking nightmare. Nobody needs that, haha.
Sam is an obvious choice for best friend in fiction – he is loyal, incorruptible, strong, discerning, etc. He’s also the king of pep talks – how many of us could use a friend who knows exactly what to say and doesn’t give up on us in our darkest moments? He’s also a gardener, so I’d mooch off of his food supply for life 😉
Which 3 characters would you choose bring to life and befriend?