My YFU best friend was the love of my life?
July 22, 2021 23:11

It all started in February 2020, where I had to travel to Buenos Aires (capital of Argentina) to train in public speaking. It was the first time that I had to travel completely alone and that I had to come to an office where I didn't know anyone.

When I entered that office I saw a couple of volunteers who were talking, all waiting for the training to start. Of course, one of them caught my attention. I thought he was super cute and wanted to get to know him more, but my shyness at the moment prevented me from doing so.

This is when the introduction of us and the first activity began. At this time of the training, we had to make a bridge with a cardboard box receiving instructions from someone who spoke in another language (to sum up it was an activity about communication). The cute guy and I looked into each other's eyes and went to the box at the same time, as if we were somehow connected. We always laugh when we remember that moment because we say that that bridge brought us together.

It was an extraordinary feeling, when I connected with his eyes it was like connecting with a lost soul mate. After that moment we were inseparable, we did all the activities together and we spent 24/7 talking and getting to know each other.

The training ended and each one had to return to their province. Needless to say, I completely fell in love with him. Although the distance and other factors prevented us from being together as a couple, I was able to find an unconditional friend, a person who knows me more than anyone, who has gone through different experiences with me, a person who supports me, who loves me, and that I am sure I will love for the rest of my life.  

This is my story, even if I ended up with a broken heart, I also won my best friend for life.

Author: Abril Villfañe, YFU Argentina 

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