Three cheers to good friendships!

Friends make our lives better. In August, as we celebrate Friendship Day, take your buddy out for a samosa and chai — because friends are worth their weight in gold! This month, here is a glimpse of some historical friendships to inspire you.

Illustration of Henry Ford standing beside a Ford Model A driven by Thomas Edison
Illustration: © Rama Ramesh

A limited edition special friendship

Henry Ford deeply admired Thomas Alva Edison and was delighted to meet his boyhood hero at a convention. Edison praised Ford for his first automobile, a quadricycle. Years later, when Ford became a reputed automobile manufacturer, he gifted a Ford Model A to Edison in 1928. What followed was a truly fabulous friendship involving road trips together, heartfelt birthday messages and even side-by-side vacation homes. Friendship goals, huh?

Cover of the August 2022 issue of The Teenager Today - Independence Day Special

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Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.

Rama Ramesh

Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.