Best friends are there for us when we’re at our best — and worst. They listen to us, entertain us and are a shoulder in a storm.

We’d love to hear from people of all ages about their best friends — how you met, what you do together and what makes the relationship special.

We’d also love to get photos of the best friends.

The stories should be no more than 200 words, and will be edited for taste, clarity and length.

Your name and hometown will appear with the story. The submissions must include a daytime phone number in case we have a question.

Send your stories to news@thekansan.com, with “Best friends” in the subject line. Or, drop them by our office at 121 W. Sixth.

Submissions are due Sept. 23.