The “Friend Zone” has a tricky landscape, especially if you’re trying to get out; it can honestly feel like trying to escape Jumanji. There’s a reason almost every romantic comedy revolves around it, and why we celebrate when the champion rises above. But can’t we celebrate the beauty of the Friend Zone too? The fact that you have an amazing, caring friend is pretty stinking awesome.

And let’s just get this out of the way right now: Girls get stuck there just as much. So maybe all of us who are stuck should start looking around to see who’s in there with us…we might just find our soulmates and get the hell out together.

24 Painful Memes for Everyone Who’s Been Stuck in the Friend Zone

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