Bustle - National Friendship Week Survey Reveals Just How Far We'd Go To Help A Friend In Need, Plus 5 Other Things You'd Only Do For Your BFF


By Jessica Learish

You’re always down to tell your best friend just how much you love her, but National Friendship Week is Aug. 16 through Aug. 22, and if you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to show her just how much you appreciate all that she does — even if that simply means showing up at her apartment with a bottle of wine and two glasses ready to go in hand. Say what you will about #squadgoals, but friendship really is what makes the world go round — a recent National Friendship Week survey suggests that we actually are getting by with a little help from our friends. The global social network Skout conducted a survey of 1,500 men and women in the United States, and found that people are more than willing to lend a hand to a friend in need, and make some pretty big compromises to accommodate a friend's wishes.

And we're not just talking alternating favorite pizza toppings or choosing to go to a bar that is closer to your friend's place than yours. According to this survey, a whopping 81 percent of survey respondents reported that they would be willing to donate a kidney to a friend who needed one, if they were indeed a match. That's about 32 percent more than who would seriously consider donating a kidney to a stranger.

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