Today is a very special day. I’m meeting one of my English virtual friends. We’ve been friends for over 10 years, before there was Facebook.
He has supported me all these years, been there for me when no one else was. We shared stories, experiences, heartbreak, and happiness. He’s an amazing person and I’m so glad that he came to visit me.
Virtual friends are a part of my life. It’s different venting to a stranger than it is to an IRL friend. A different bond is created. There is a place in my life for all kinds of friends. They all have different roles. Sometimes, you don’t want to bother your friends with your problems and virtual friends are open to listening to you.
It’s also great to talk to people in other countries, know different cultures and points of view. I live in a relatively small city. When I meet people here, I’m always afraid that they know other people that know me. I hate gossip. So, a virtual friend can be a way of having more privacy while being real and honest with someone.
I hope you have a wonderful day.
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