Best Short Stories About Friendship to Inspire You

short stories about friendship

Earlier this month, we published a short story collection that lists all the inspiring short stories we have posted on this blog.

Today, we want to post some short stories about friendship.

We will try to cover different aspects of friendship and the moral accordingly.

So here we go!

Short Stories About Friendship with Moral

1. A beautiful story on friendship in english. 

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. At some point of the journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand “Today my best friend slapped me in the face”.
They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.

After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone “Today my best friend saved my life”.

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?” The other friend replied “When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away.

But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”

Moral of the Short Story: Do not value the things you have in your life. But value who you have in your life.

2. Stories About Friendship for Kids

One day a lion was sleeping in his den. A mouse was also playing nearby. By chance Ole mouse ran over the lion. This made the lion wake up. The lion caught the mouse. He was ready to kill it.

‘Please do not kill me,’ said the mouse. ‘I am a tiny creature. Please save me.’

The lion felt pity for the mouse. He smiled and let the mouse go.

A few days after the lion was walking in a jungle. He found himself caught in a hunter’s net. He roared and rolled to get out of the net. But he failed.

The mouse heard the roar. It at once ran to the lion and said, ‘Please don’t roar. I’ll on set you free.’

It cut through the net and set the lion free.

Moral: Sometimes the smallest of friends can make a biggest impact in your life. The good you do for those small friends will come back when you badly need support.

short stories about friendship

3. A sad friendship story – A perfect example of short story about friendship

Tom and John were two friends. One day they were passing through a dense forest.

John said, “Friend, I am afraid there are wild beasts in this forest. What will we do if a wild beast attacks us?”

“Don’t be afraid, John,” said Tom, “I shall stand by your side if any danger comes. We shall fight together and save ourselves.” Thus talking they went on their journey.

But suddenly they saw a bear coming towards them. Tom at once got up the nearest tree. He did not think what his friend would do.

John did not know how to climb a tree. He had no way of escape. He was helpless.

But soon he took a plan. He fell flat on the ground like a dead man.

The bear came up to John. It smelt his nose, ears and eyes. It took him to be dead and went away.

Then Tom came down from the tree. He said to John, “What did the bear whisper in your ear?”

John said, “The bear told me not to trust a friend who leaves his friend in danger.”

Moral: An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; as a wild beast can harm your body, but an evil friend can wound your soul.

Hope you liked this example short story about friendship. Can you think of another better inspring story? Well, here is the next inspirational stories about friendship.

4. Heart touching friendship moral story – An Inspiring friendship story

Once a deer, a crow, a mouse and a turtle were great friends.

One day the deer went out to graze. He was caught in a hunter net. In the even in the deer did not return to his friends.

The mouse said to the crow, ‘Will you fly over the trees and find the deer? Then fly back to us and tell us where he is.’

The crow flew away. He came back after half an hour. He said, ‘Our friend, the deer is in the hunter’s net.’

‘What shall we do’? said the mouse and the turtle.

‘I will take mouse on my back,’ said the crow. ‘He will bite through the net and set the deer free.’

‘Yes,’ said the mouse. I will do that.’

‘And I will walk to the deer,’ said the turtle. The crow took the mouse on his back and flew with him to the deer.

The mouse bit through the net. The deer was free. The turtle got friends were all very happy together.

Moral: We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately ~ Benjamin Franklin

5. A Touching story about friendship

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island.

The two survivors who have been a good friends, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God.

However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The other man’s parcel of land remained barren.

After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, another ship was wrecked, and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the other side of the island, there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes, more food. The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing.

Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island. The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island.

He considered the other man unworthy to receive God’s blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.
As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from heaven booming, “Why are you leaving your companion on the island?”

“My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them,” the first man answered. “His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything.”

“You are mistaken!” the voice rebuked him. “He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings.”

“Tell me,” the first man asked the voice, “What did he pray for that I should owe him anything?”
“He prayed that all your prayers be answered “

Moral: For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us (Congregational Prayer). Value your friends, don’t leave your loved ones behind.

6. One last short story on friendship

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day one fellow met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?”.

“Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.”. “Triple filter?”. “That’s right,” Socrates continued.

“Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. That’s why I call it the triple filter test.

The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?” “No,” the man said, “actually I just heard about it and…”. “All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t know if it’s true or not.

Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?” . “No, on the contrary…”.

“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him, but you’re not certain it’s true.

You may still pass the test though, because there’s one filter left: the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?” “No, not really.”

“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?”

Lesson: Well we can always participate in loose talks to curb our boredom. But when it comes to you friends its not worth it. Always avoid talking behind the back about your near and dear friends.

We hope you liked these short stories about friendship. We shall try to extent this short stories about friendship collection soon or later. Meanwhile check our inspiring videos collection here.

7. Motivational Video about Friendship

It’s been said that the friends are family you choose, they are the one who stand by your side when you need them. We may not have many videos about best friends but we certainly have a great videos about friendship.

Here is a great video about best friends. Please check it out and you might find it really interesting.

And hey, if you’ve got a friend like that and their birthday is nearing by here is a video for your friends birthday that you might like.

8. A Heart Touching Story of Best Friends.

Holding television remote in hand, the old man Raj was changing channels.

Meanwhile, he tuned to a channel where Sholay movie (Indian movie about friendship) was being broadcasted.

He finished watching the whole movie. Then, he went to his room and opened his closet.

He found an old photograph of his late friend with whom he had bunked school to watch Sholay.

Holding that cold photograph in his hand, he expressed, “I told you that I’ll miss you.”

People die, but friendship never. They go far away, but memories never.

9. True Meaning of Friendship is Taking Care

“I told you to pack your things according to travel list”

He scolded her with a low but hard voice.

She said sorry with a sad face.

“I just forget a blanket.” she said while making the little cat face.

“Then sleep without blanket tonight, in this chilling weather.” He said with his taunting voice.

In the night after she dozed off, he silently put his blanket over her.

10. Friends Forever Story

A literature class was going on when a student says, “But Ma’am,how can they fight when they were the best of friends?”, while five rows behind, the two seatmates murmur and giggle among themselves , “there she goes again”.

The teacher says, “It happens,dear. Now tell me, how many of you would still be friends, 5 years down the lane?” “You might say a yes now, but you won’t be, people drift away with time”.

The two backbenchers looked at each other and winked making the same unsaid promise “we will be, no matter what”.

Misunderstandings, personal grudges, heartbreaks, lost conversations and 3 years dissolved that promise like salt in water.

One day, one of the duo uploads on social media: “ we promised to not let go, but now you are just somebody that i used to know”.

Suddenly, minutes later, the phone rings.

On the other side of the phone, a voice says, “you know you don’t have to be so dramatic, just call me up”, “I miss you too.”

11. Missing a Friend Story

Sagar. My best friend from school.

Like all teenagers we used to have a lot of fun. We were in our early teens in the late 90’s.

A day was made up of fun, games and lot of laughter. We used to hang around at the beach, play football, ride cycles to no where, have a crush on every girl in sight.

Life was good. Life was awesome. We were looking forward to a great future ahead.

Sagar had a birth defect – his tongue was attached to his lower jaw. i.e. he could not freely move his tongue around. Due to this he was made fun of, a lot. As his speech was not clear.

We also used to take part in it. All good times and he never felt bad and actually joined us in laughing at himself.

One day while we were talking, out of nowhere he said – “Dude, know what when they hang a person, his tongue flops out of his mouth”.

I was like: “Shit, that will not happen to you”. And we laughed our eyes out.

Before the 12th board exams, Sagar hanged himself from the tree behind his house.

20 years since. I still cry my heart out when I remember it and can never get over it.

I miss you, you ass****.

A small friendship story

The biggest way to consider someone a friend is based on their availability.

Its like, when you call someone and they attend your call almost instantly. Its like you text someone and he/she responds instantly. That’s what I call a friend. 

There are people you text and won’t hear from for days. I don’t consider them friends.

If someone responds to your calls or texts, it means that they are truly interested in you. They want to help you in the times of need. They are kind of people who are willing to put the blood sweat and tears for you. In short, they are just like you. 

Take someone like John. He and I have talked more days than not for so many years that I don’t remember the last time I wasn’t in touch with him.

On most days, whether I am working or not, we have multiple conversations throughout the day. That’s a friend.

That’s one of our short stories on friendship. Hope this touching small stories about friendship inspired you. 

Example of short story about friendship with moral

One day after school, two friends had a small fight over a crush on a same girl in the class.

The boy asked his friend

“ On the scale of 10, how much do you hate me?”

“Of course 11.” his friend answered with a wicked smile and a joy in his eyes.

Both started laughing .

And that is when they remained best friends forever.

Very short story on true friendship with moral: Once a friend, always a friend. 

Source: A short story from Karina Pareya.

13. Short Story about Friendship and Love.

Short story about friendship and love in family
A short story about friendship with morals and love in the family.

“You won’t understand Grandma, I’m in love!” laughed the little girl.

That night Grandma had a dream. The little girl turned young and back in her arms.

A small friendship story