Your tribe. Your wolf pack. Your people. Whatever you call them, a woman's friendship with her best girlfriends is a powerful one.
The strongest friendships often start in childhood -- you know, with the nice girl in grade school who shared her pudding pack when you forgot your lunch. And if you're really lucky, the respect, trust and fun found in these sacred early relationships truly do last forever.
With a little help from our editor-at-large, Rita Wilson, we asked our amazing community of Huff/Post 50 readers to tell us about their most important relationships: the ones with their lifelong gal pals. We were astounded by the outpouring of stories and photos -- over 600 in total. While every long-lasting female friendship deserves special mention, here are just a few of the heartwarming pieces we received from women of all walks of life, but with one thing in common: loyalty and love for their longtime friends.
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