Becoming Buddies: Elaina & Kim
When did you and your buddy get paired?
Elaina: December 31st, 2015.
Kim: Elaina and I got paired on December 31st of 2015.
What interests do you two have in common?
Elaina: 5 Seconds of Summer, using turn signals, eating food, watching TV, going on twitter.
Kim: Our common interest was 5SOS (5 seconds of summer).
How do you benefit from your friendship?
Elaina: Our friendship is the type where we can joke around but the second one of us needs to rant, we can be dead serious. Gives me someone who I can fully trust to keep secrets.
Kim: I benefit from this because she makes me so much happier! She's someone I trust with my life and I absolutely love her!
Have you ever video chatted or met in person?
Elaina: We met in person at a 5 Seconds of Summer SLFL concert.
Kim: We actually just recently met in person on July 31st, our 6 month anniversary.
What is your favorite memory with your buddy?
Elaina: The 5 Seconds of Summer concert.
Kim: My favorite memory is meeting her in person!
Do you have any advice for people who want to sign up for a buddy?
Elaina: Be careful. There are creeps on the internet who will pretend to be someone else. It's good to trust your buddy, but remember not to give out too much private info until you know they are for sure who they say they are.
Kim: Do it and don't regret it. Sign up and whoever you are paired with, don't let them go! They are going to be the best people in your life. Trust me.
Do you have any advice for people going through mental health problems?
Elaina: There is always someone to talk to. Somebody cares about you and loves you.
Kim: It'll get better. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but one day it will. Trust me. It got better for me.
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