Brad Pitt and George Clooney. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. "Bromances" can be a thing of beauty.
Here at Huff/Post 50 we couldn't help but notice that while female friendships and "girlfriends" are often celebrated, it's the unique bond between long-term male friends that is sometimes forgotten. Male friendships are about so much more than just sharing pastimes. To many men, their friends are like brothers ... always there through thick and thin.
We've written about platonic male-female friendships, intergenerational friendships and long-time female friendships. Now, with a little help from our editor-at-large Rita Wilson, we asked our incredible community of readers to share their stories of male friendship. Here are just some of the narratives we received, describing decades of loyalty, support and laughter.
** Some responses have been edited and condensed for clarity.