Having good friends can really get you through the worst of times. Whether you're facing a crossroads in your career, dealing with a trying time for your family, or coping with the aftermath of a terrible breakup, good friends with a good sense of humor are critical.
Two friends in particular just reminded the entire Internet about the power of female friendship — and we just redefined what #squadgoals truly are.
Two women named Brooke and Vanessa really proved they had their friend Heather's back when they started the greatest GoFundMe page.
Let's just say Heather has had some tough times. Her husband of 20 years and father of her eight children left her for his pregnant mistress... And to add insult to injury, he took her one prized possession and luxury item with him: a Burberry scarf — which he then gave to his new squeeze.
Brooke and Vanessa, however, would not just let this last detail go, so they started a GoFundMe page to get Heather a nice, new scarf.
Behold the hilarious sales pitch that accompanied the GoFundMe request:
We are Brooke and Vanessa. We are friends of Heather (the wife). We are pissed off about how our friend Heather has been screwed over by her WASband, Joe.
Joe and Heather had been together for about 20 years and have 8 kids together, too many dogs to count and a few other random pets (a pig, fish, some cats - it's like a domesticated zoo. )
Heather spent those years at home raising her wild, wonderful herd of offspring while Joe was out sowing his wild oats with a neighborhood tart.
His departure from the family home was less than graceful as it was accompanied by the discovery of said tart being pregnant.
Fast forward about a year. Heather is moving on. Got a tattoo, got herself a great job, another kid has graduated high school and she might even be able to finally take a proper trip to Mexico next year to help celebrate Vanessa's 40th.
Here's the thing. Heather was the quintessential stay at home mom, complete with all the necessary sacrifices that go along with that. Raising 8 kids is expensive and Heather's a pretty low-key chick who doesn't fuss over all that fancy shit that some women do. Except for her one treasured designer item - a Burberry scarf. She shared that scarf with her daughters freely. They wore it because they took good care of it. Then it disappeared.
Turns out Joe - the WASband- gave it to his mistress.
Let's replace that for Heather. She'll never buy it for herself. Ok? Ok.
The scarf retails for about $400CAD. We'll have it shipped to us in Canada so we can add a few tidbits for Heather because we love her and this shit is fun. Then we'll ship it to her so she can rock that motherfuckin' scarf like the boss that she is.
Ready? Yeah, you are
As it turns out, the people of the Internet were more than ready to help Heather move on and live her life — the fundraising goal was met and doubled in just one day (the campaign is currently rocking $1,261).
And don't worry, the extra money is being well spent. According to Vanessa:
Oh yeah, so since we're WAY past the goal for the scarf, we're going to put the extra toward Heather's airfare for Mexico in the spring so she can help me (Vanessa) celebrate my 40th and my own divorce being finalized. We'll post photos :)
People from all over shared their words of support, wishing Heather the best on her trip to Mexico — and reminding her that things will work out since she has some kick ass friends.
Brooke and Vanessa are very grateful for everyone's hilarious (and foul-mouthed) support of this critical project.
Thank you so much for all the hilarious, supportive comments and donations. We've definitely reached and surpassed our goal and are truly blown away by everyone pitching in to make this woman's life just a little brighter.