Sometimes we want to say how we feel, but it’s just so difficult to find the right words. We fear that we’ll say something wrong or it won’t sound as good as we imagined it in our heads. If you’re looking for inspiration, then I’ve prepared 6 emotional letters you can send to your best friend to make her cry.
You can use them as an inspiration that will help you write your own, honest letter or you can simply copy-paste them. Our best friends deserve some happy tears from time to time, and who should make them happy if not us?
However, I also prepared two special letters that you can send to a friend who hurt you or the one who changed so much. I hope no one did that to you, but if that sadly happened, you’ll get the chance to send them these powerful letters.
1. A “thank you” emotional letter to your best friend to make her cry
Our best friends are people who always stick with us. They’ve been with us through everything that happened. Good and bad, fun and sad, boring and adventurous…
They are our biggest fans and we should thank them for that. And what’s a better way to do so than to surprise our best friend with a beautifully written emotional letter that has enough power to make her cry. Take a look at this one, it might help you get some ideas.
My dear soulmate,
Haha, I know you’ll say it’s cringe. But for the hundredth time, you really are my soulmate. My best friend and the one who I never want to lose. Honestly, I have no idea how I’d live without you, but thankfully I don’t have to worry about that…RIGHT?! You know me, I always need reassurance.
I know I don’t often tell you these things I’m gonna write now, and that’s exactly the reason I decided to do it. Because you deserve to know how much you mean to me and how much our friendship changed my life for the better.
And I figured that if I give you a letter, you’ll always have a little reminder of how amazing you are.
I hope you’ll pay attention while reading this because you know how cringe I am when I try to say these things in person haha. So I thought it was better this way. And I already know you’ll want me to read this to you, but no! You won’t get everything you want! Okay, I can finally start my monologue.
It’s time for some more serious stuff. Do you remember that day when I failed my first exam ever? Well, how wouldn’t you? I acted like it was the end of the world. But it really felt like that, I promise. You know I never failed it before, and when we got the results back I felt like such a disappointment.
My parents laughed and told me it was not a big deal, other friends teased me, but you were the only one who realized how I felt. You came to my house that night and helped me correct my mistakes because you knew I’ll stay up all night trying to figure out what I did wrong.
Then you asked your parents to stay over, made some popcorn, and put on my favorite movie. I felt so relieved. The mistakes were corrected, and you were there to help me. I already knew you were my best friend, but that night I got the biggest proof of that.
You were always the person who understood me more than anyone else in this world. And I never felt alone since the day I met you. If I had to choose between you or anyone else in this world, I would always choose you. And it will always be like that.
You were the one who stood by my side when I was going through the worst days of my life. But you never said it was difficult for you to act like a babysitter during those times. And it truly wasn’t hard for you because you know what real friendship looks like.
And I’m the happiest person ever because I found someone like you, and because I have a chance to call you my best friend. At the same time, I know that you feel the same way about me.
When I’m with you I can always be who I am and you’ll never judge me. I mean, you do tease me from time to time, but I’ll forgive you that. It’s just because you love me so much, right? Haha, I expect you to say “Yes” out loud now. Did you do it? Don’t lie, I know you didn’t.
You always make me feel good in my own skin. You know how much I struggled with self-esteem, but I can finally like what I see in the mirror because of you.
Whenever I was feeling down you came running with that beautiful smile of yours, but what’s even more important, you always brought my favorite chocolate (sorry not sorry).
I want to thank you for that and for everything you ever did for me and for us. I also want to thank you for being the person you are. The most amazing human being ever born. And I know you’ll think I’m saying this just so you can feel good. But I’m writing this honestly.
You are the kindest, smartest, bravest, strongest, funniest, and most beautiful girl I’ve ever met. Sometimes I sit and think to myself what did I do to deserve you. You came into my world and ever since then I’ve been the happiest person because I know I’ll always have your support.
Whatever happens in life, we will always have each other.
I want to thank you for choosing me amongst so many people. Thank you for trusting me. Thank you for holding my hand while we’re going through life. And thank you for making everything better. I used to think that life could never be so good, but that’s only because I didn’t know you back then.
There are a million reasons I can thank you, but I’ll stop here now. I need to leave something for the next letter or your birthday card. Just know that I love you and that I cherish every moment we spend together.
I’ll forever be grateful to call you my best friend. And I know it’s going to be like that forever.
Thank you for everything.
2. An emotional birthday letter to your best friend that will make her cry
Birthdays are memorable days for us. It’s a day when we want to make our best friends feel a bit more special than the rest of the year. The easiest thing is to buy something they said they want. But what’s more special is something that came right from you, something made by their favorite person in the world.
So, a handmade gift or an emotional letter like this is something that will definitely make your best friend cry. Here’s an example that can help you out if you decide to write one by yourself. P.S. Don’t forget to replace these memories with your own.
My dear best friend,
When I was very little, I used to like that Totally Spies cartoon. You know, those three girls Sam, Clover, and Alex; who are best friends and they save the world from evil. They did everything together and they were the definition of BFF.
Then my fifth birthday came. I celebrated it with my family at my grandma’s place. It was really cool and I got so many gifts. But there was one thing I was missing – a best friend. So when my mom brought me that huge Barbie doll cake and everybody started singing, I tried to figure out my wish for that year.
I didn’t have much time, but when she placed the cake in front of me and I blew those 5 candles I was so excited because I had a feeling I made the best wish ever. But months passed by, and I still couldn’t find the person I wished for, even though I looked every time I left the house.
Well, this sounds pathetic, but it wasn’t that bad haha. You know me, I LOVE people, and I was always playing with lots of kids. It’s just that I knew they weren’t someone who can become my BFF.
And then one day it was raining and I was waiting for my mom in front of the supermarket. Sounds familiar? I bet it does! Because that’s when we met and I immediately knew that the wish really did come true.
You were also waiting for your mom, and humming Totally Spies theme song and I thought to myself “I finally found my best friend.”
I started singing the song and you immediately looked at me. We danced and sang it together like we’d known each other for a long time. Then our moms came out and we begged them to go get ice cream together. And they let us! That’s how it all started and that’s how my favorite day ever went.
Now’s your birthday and I wanted to write a special letter to you. That’s because you’re the best friend I could ever ask for and I want to make sure you know that.
Girl, don’t get me wrong, I still think you’re the most annoying person and living with you is really difficult, but living without you is impossible. Haha, just kidding – you know I love teasing you. And you’ll never get rid of that!
Since every time my birthday comes around I wish for you to stay, you better be wishing for the same thing too! I’m not risking losing you. Okay, enough of me and my stupid jokes. Now I’ll finally give you the love and attention you were waiting for.
I’m so thankful for having you in my life, because I know I’ll never be alone on my birthday again, I’ll never be alone on a random Monday, nor any other day of the week.
You’re the reason I have enough will to get up and do my best, cuz at the end of the day I know I’ll always have a person who’ll congratulate me on everything I did right or help me if I made a mistake.
I’m sure you are the kind of person born once per century. Remember how we used to love playing Sims when we were little? Of course, you do! Why am I even asking when we’d spent at least a whole year of our lives playing it.
Well, you know all those tools and options we can use to customize a character. Even if I tried making a person like you, there’s no way I would succeed. Because you’re that awesome and unique!
I would never trade your weird jokes and the way you smile while you talk about the shows you recently watched for anything else. The way you eat your least favorite part of the meal first so you can enjoy your favorite one later is just one of the things that make you stand out.
And trust me, you definitely are different. But in the best way possible.
In a world where everyone is becoming more and more self-centered, you choose to care about everyone around you, even that little bird you saved last week. You choose to bring your smile wherever you go, and that’s how you make other people happy.
It’s impossible to be sad around you when your laugh and will for life are so contagious. You helped so many people around you, and you changed so many lives for the better.
If I heard someone talking about a person like you, I would never believe that a person like that exists, but now I know it’s possible, and I’m lucky enough to call her my best friend.
For your birthday, I wish you to stay just the way you are because there’s no one better than you. I know I tease you sometimes, but that’s only because I love you. I hope you’ll achieve all the goals you have and that every dream of yours will come true. And I wish to be there to watch you build a life you always wanted.
They say promises made on a birthday should never be broken. So I’m giving you a promise to always stand by your side as your truest friend. Don’t be afraid to try and reach the goals that seem impossible, because I’ll always be there to prove to you everything is possible.
My birthday wish came true, so be careful what you’ll wish for this year. Happy birthday!
I love you, and I always will.
3. Touching letter to a best friend you miss
There’s no worse feeling than missing someone. Wait, there might be. It’s missing your best friend. You’re remembering your memories and wishing you can spend that much time together again. You want to tell them that but you don’t know how to express yourself.
Luckily, I came prepared so here’s an emotional letter written for your best friend that will certainly make her cry. After reading it, she’ll know you miss her and the times you spent together. Who knows, you might find a way to see each other more often after this letter.
Writing this is going to be so difficult, but I need to do it. I want you to have something from me that you can always carry in your wallet. And I was thinking of what that something could be. My picture? I wish haha, but you would say you’d look like an old granny carrying her grandchild.
Then I thought I’ll give you a little bracelet. But I remembered how many of them you lost or broke, and figured it probably wouldn’t even survive its trip to the airport. So, that was a quick “no” as well.
Then I wanted to draw your favorite restaurant, which you probably miss more than me, and I’m actually fine with it. It’s about the tastiest food ever. However, unfortunately for you, I can’t draw.
So I finally told myself “You’re going to write a little emotional letter to your best friend and you will make her cry.” That’s my plan at least, but with your personality, I know it’s gonna work.
I’ve been also thinking about how you always said that people don’t send postcards anymore, so this letter seemed like a really good choice. Do tell me your opinion when you’re done reading.
Okay, okay I’ll start now. I know you tell me I need the whole eternity to get to the point. But look at me now, I’m getting to the point after rambling for only a few rows…or paragraphs. Fine, I’ll start.
My dear best friend, it’s that time of the year again. The time when you depart and leave me alone in this boring little city. Then you go and live your own life, and I stay here and all I do is wait for you to come back so we can hang out again. See you next year, bye.
Haha, I’m just kidding. I’ll start all over again. You know me, and how difficult it is to express my feelings. But it’s you, so I’ll try.
My dear best friend, it’s that time of the year again. The time when you depart to chase your dreams. It’s the day I hate most in the whole year, but also the one I love because I know you’re working on your future. And I’m hella proud of you for doing that.
We always go to the airport together, which makes it both easier and more difficult for us. It’s easier because we always have lots of fun while waiting for your plane. Honestly, that’s how we get the only normal pictures ever. Then we sit and talk about the summer we just spent together.
For example, last summer we were mostly talking about our trip to Disneyland. Our parents said we were too old for that, but we confidently said “No one is too old for Disneyland”, and we booked our flight. If we’re talking facts, that’s the first time we stood up to them. And it was the best decision ever.
But then, it gets harder because I have to see you leave. When we say goodbye at your place, it kinda feels like you aren’t going that far. And when I see you at the airport, and I get the chance to see your plane take off, the reality hits harder.
I guess that’s the pain of having a long-distance best friend, but I wouldn’t trade you for anything in this world.
The day of your departure will rise tomorrow again. And I already miss you even though you’re still here, literally a house away.
But I know that when the morning comes, you’ll have to leave and we’ll have to wait for months again. And even though we’ve been living like this for a few years now, it never gets easier.
People say you miss someone more during the first few weeks. Nope, that’s totally not true. At least not in my case – I miss you all the time. From day one to day 184 (when I’ll see you again at the same airport where I left you the last time).
It’s like during the first few weeks, I miss you because we spent every single day together for the past three months. I relive our memories and it feels like you’re still here in a way. Three months sounds like a long period, but it’s not enough when you know your best friend won’t be there for the next half a year.
Then after those few weeks, I miss you because the reality hits, and I realize our summer is gone and all we can do is wait. But I’m thankful that I have a person who is worth waiting for. Missing you is so hard and that’s an emotion I always carry with me, but that’s what makes our friendship unique.
We miss each other every day, but we never give up. I know so many people who got distant or didn’t stay in touch when they moved to different states. But that’s just the proof that we weren’t wrong when we carved our names onto my tree and wrote “BFF” under them.
I’m thankful for every moment we spent together. No matter if it’s online or in person. You’re the best friend I could ever ask for and I would wait for you forever if I needed to. Tomorrow we’ll start our countdown again and we’ll have something to look forward to.
I already miss you, but we can do it! Love you forever.
4. Emotional letter to your best friend to make her cry happy tears
Has your BFF been feeling down lately? You want to help her but you just don’t know what’s the right thing to do? Well, you can always start by writing an emotional letter to your best friend that will make her cry. But those would be happy tears (for a change!).
You will definitely make her feel loved. And that’s what all of us need during tough times. I’m here to help you find the right words for a situation like this. Take a look at this example.
My favorite person in the world,
I know you’ve been feeling blue lately, but I’m here and I’ll always be here to help you get through everything. That’s why I’m writing this letter to you.
I want you to have something that will always remind you how amazing and lovable you are. So please, keep it after you read it, and open it again whenever you feel sad.
What I’m about to write comes from the bottom of my heart and you don’t have to worry I’m writing stuff just to make you feel good. Honestly, there are so many things I can say about your perfect self, but I don’t think this paper or thousands of them would have enough space for me to do so.
So, I’ll write the things I love the most about you and hope I’ll replace your sad tears with happy ones.
You are the best friend I could ever ask for. I thought that it is impossible for such a person to exist, but I was wrong. Now you’re asking yourself what kind of person. The one that’s so caring, loyal, lovable, smart, kind, beautiful, funny, strong, real, and all the best things you can imagine. That kind of person.
You’re perfect to me, and usually, people who are that unique always have a bit more difficult lives. Because the one who created us knows how strong you are and gives you the hardest tasks. It’s certain that you’ll do them successfully and become stronger and more powerful every time after it.
But no matter how hard it gets, I want you to know that you’ll never be alone. I’m just one call away and if you need me I would run across the world to get to you. I’m not even joking, I’m not going to the gym in vain haha.
You were always there for me and I will do the same for you for the rest of our lives. The things you’re feeling at the moment are just temporary. And you always need to remember that. No matter how difficult it looks now, soo, it will all be in the past.
I know it sucks, and you constantly ask yourself why did it have to happen to you, but I believe that everything happens for a reason. And we’ll find a reason for this temptation too. After that, things will get better and the Sun will keep on shining.
You’ll be happier than ever and I’ll be by your side to watch you laugh again. Till then, I’ll hold your hand and walk with you through the rose field. And we’ll help each other get rid of every single thorn that stings us. That’s my promise to you and I’ll never ever break it.
Now that it’s written, you finally have proof of my deep love for you. I know I always say that I love you, but I never wrote it this way. So keep it, it will be funny to read it together when we’re old and senile.
You mean the world to me and my biggest wish is to see you happy again. And I know it will happen very soon, so be prepared for the best years of your life.
I love you endlessly, bestie.
5. Emotional letter to your best friend who changed a lot
The two of you were best friends, since forever. But now she’s changed. It’s almost impossible to recognize her anymore and it feels like there are just some parts left of the person she used to be. You told her that she’s changed, but she doesn’t want to admit it.
Now you don’t know what else you can do or say. The best thing you can do right now is to write an emotional letter to your best friend about the past and present version of her and it will probably make her cry. That might help her realize what you’re saying is actually true.
Here’s a little example of how you can do that.
My dear old best friend,
I never would’ve believed you if a year ago you told me I’d be here writing this letter to you. But here I am, and I’m writing things I never thought I would.
Before I start I want to ask you some questions. Do you remember our first trip together? We were so scared that our parents wouldn’t let us go because it was so far away. But they eventually did and we took a plane for the first time ever.
We said we’ll never forget that feeling in our stomachs and now it seems like you’ve forgotten about it…
Or maybe you still remember the day I got my driver’s license. I passed a driving test before you so I always used to tease you about it.
That day, I drove you to your favorite cafe, at least it used to be back then. You know, that one on the other side of the town. You couldn’t go there much because it was far away, but I promised you I’ll take you every week. And I did, for so many months.
There’s one more thing I want to remind you of. The morning I finally got my first dog. Remember Sam? Or the Little Samie as you used to call him.
I thought I was the most excited person in the world, but I wasn’t right, it was actually you. You used to play with him even more than me. He misses you, you know?
Sometimes I wonder why Sam and I have to miss you? I never thought I’d feel this way. I lie down at night and remember our old memories because I don’t want to forget you. That’s how I want to remember our friendship and all the days we spent together. And then I ask myself if you ever do the same.
I guess I already know the answer, but I’m too scared to admit it to myself. You changed and you probably don’t think about our memories. I don’t think you miss me the way I miss you.
You don’t need our friendship anymore, and you’re totally fine with that. But there’s someone who’s not fine. And that someone is me.
Remember me? We used to be best friends. Honestly, it’s sad, but you still are my best friend, at least the old you, the person I like to think about. But for some reason, I’m not yours anymore. I wonder why that had to happen…
At first, I thought it was me. I assumed that I was too boring for an extrovert like you. I tried to go to the places you like more and ignored my feelings. Nothing changed. Then I suggested numerous road trips, but somehow you were always too busy.
That’s how it started. You refused to go out with me, even when I wanted to pick you up and drive us to your favorite cafe. But at least I always had our texts and late-night phone calls. Until that started disappearing too…
I had to find out about your life from the stories you posted on Instagram. And somehow you always had enough time to go on trips with other people, and visit “our” places without me. I hope you’ll never feel the pain of watching your best friend become a stranger.
The thing is we never had a fight. Not a single big fight during all these years, yet our friendship crashed. Months passed by, and I watched you move on thinking about the times we had together. I still blamed myself, you know… I don’t quite know what for, but I just had a feeling I failed in saving our friendship.
But I finally figured it out! I can’t save what we had on my own. I needed you to help me do that, but you just didn’t care.
You knew it was falling apart but decided to ignore me. I told you we should hang out more, and I tried to adjust myself to see whether you’ll change too, but you didn’t.
The truth is, you were different now and what I wanted was the old you. But now I see it’s impossible. The old you is gone. And it’s time for me to admit the fact that my best friend left with her.
At least I have memories of what our friendship used to look like. I’ll forever be thankful for that. However, sometimes I feel so sad and disappointed that I wish I never even met you. I’m so sorry for saying this but you need to understand how much you hurt me.
Of course, all of us change as we grow up. But most of us are still pretty similar to the person we used to be. And you became a completely different person. I’m not sure why and how that happened, but I hope I’ll find that out one day.
We used to know everything about each other. But now I don’t know your new favorite color, your new favorite book, or a song you have on repeat. I only hope that your new best friend knows those things and teases you like I once did.
I never thought I will have to write this but my dear best friend, it’s time to let you go. Honestly, I tried so hard to keep you, but now I know it’s something I can’t do.
I’ll always cherish the memories we made together and love the best friend I used to have.
6. Emotional letter to your best friend who hurt you
If someone told you your best friend would be the one who’d break your heart, you would never believe them. But that happened. She betrayed you and now you’re stuck feeling sad, angry, confused, broken, and disappointed.
At the same time you want to tell her how sad she made you feel, but you also want to tell her how angry you are. It’s difficult to express yourself in situations like these. That’s what I’m here for.
You’re not alone and I know just the right words. This emotional letter to your ex-best friend will definitely make her cry and she’ll realize what she’s done to you.
I usually start writing letters by saying “Dear somebody”, but you’re far from dear at the moment. I struggled so much to find the strength to write this and to tell you everything I’ve been silent about. But I realized there’s no need to stay quiet as I want you to see what kind of a person you are.
Let’s start with some kind words for your old self. Just so you can see the contest between the person I called my best friend and the person you somehow became (even though I started thinking you are actually like that, I just never realized until now).
When we met, you were the person I could spend days with and never get bored. We shared everything except boys. Like literally everything. We even bought clothes together and switched our wardrobes from time to time, remember that?
You were always there for me. Whether it was a small issue or a huge problem, I felt like I always had you by my side. We had so much fun together.
All those trips, late nights out, studying, working, exercising…we were always together. You know how we used to say “We’ll always be together, never apart, you’re my person.”
Now I have a question for you. Did you remember that promise when you decided to stab me in the back? Honestly, I hope you didn’t because it would just make this whole situation even worse.
Sometimes I sit and wonder why did you do it, but I won’t wait for the answer anymore, and that’s why I’m writing this to you.
At first, I blamed myself, I thought that I hurt you when I made some new friends. But then realized it can’t be that. Because you were always my priority and I made sure you knew that.
And on top of that, a real friend wouldn’t get mad if you started hanging out with a few more people. Especially if it’s not threatening your friendship and you’re always invited to hang out with them.
But I guess you felt threatened for some reason? And now I know why. It was because you knew I’ll finally find out who you really are. And I’m thankful I did. I think you already know what you did to me, but I’ll still write about it because I want to know how much it hurt.
Okay, so I started hanging out with a few people from my Uni, and of course, I asked you to join us. At first, you didn’t want to because you felt like you don’t have anything in common with them. You were afraid they won’t like you. And you said your anxiety won’t let you act naturally around new people.
I assured you that everything will be alright. I told you that it’s impossible that they won’t like a person like you. On top of everything, they knew you were my best friend and they already had a great opinion of you. I promised you that there’s nothing to be afraid of because you are such an amazing person.
Oh, how wrong was I about that!
You finally agreed to go out with us. And everything went great! When we were driving back home you thanked me for helping you overcome your fear and introducing you to some new cool people.
We even joked that it finally won’t be only the two of us and that we can make a pretty amazing friends group with them.
But then things changed. You changed. Every time we went out with them you were more and more different. Don’t ask me how, you know what you did. You wanted popularity so bad that your motto became “the end justifies the means”.
First, you started teasing me in front of those new friends. It was funny sometimes, but you continued doing it and it just became awkward. I didn’t mind it much because it was just for fun, right? But then you went to extremes and chose to make fun of my insecurities.
You used every single thing I ever shared with you and started making those awful jokes or comments. I told you to stop but you just said I can’t take a joke. You watched me cry while you laughed and told me I was overreacting, but you’ll still stop if it hurts me that much.
I was foolish enough to believe you. You just stepped up your game and day after day, you became crueler. I couldn’t believe you were the same person I called my best friend.
You can’t even imagine how many nights I spent screaming and crying in my bed. I never thought a person can change that much, but then I realized…
You haven’t changed. You were always like that.
The only difference was that you didn’t have a chance to show your true colors, but once I gave you that chance, you gave me your true self. I wanted you to know how bad of a friend you are. How all that popularity you gained won’t ever hide the fact that you’re just an awful person incapable of telling the truth and being anybody’s real friend.
If I’m evil for writing this emotional letter to my ex-best friend and wishing to make her cry, so be it. But I’ll always say that stabbing your best friend in the back is the worst thing you can do to someone you say you love.
I hope I’ll never see you again, and I wish I never even met you. Don’t try to contact me, you don’t deserve a friend like me… or any friend at all.
I hope these letters helped you get the idea of how you want to phrase your own letter. Don’t forget to include the moments that were special for the two of you, or the specific situations that hurt you.
Never be afraid to speak your mind. I know you have a lot to say, whether it’s something sweet or a harsh truth; so open your heart and spill all of the emotions down on paper.