21 Reasons Why We Wish Sheldon Cooper Was Our Best Friend

Over the past decade, fans have come to know and love Sheldon Cooper for his intelligence, humor, and endless number of idiosyncrasies. (Where do we even start?) And while, sometimes, being best buds with the theoretical physicist can be, well, challenging, that doesn't stop us from wishing we could be pals with Sheldon IRL. Find out a mere 21 reasons why we aspire to be the NA+ to his Cl-. Stream episodes of The Big Bang Theory now on CBS All Access.

Who wouldn't want to be besties with Sheldon Cooper?

1. Who wouldn't want to be besties with Sheldon Cooper?

Over the past decade, fans have come to know and love Sheldon Cooper for his intelligence, humor, and endless number of idiosyncrasies. (Where do we even start?) And while, sometimes, being best buds with the theoretical physicist can be, well, challenging, that doesn't stop us from wishing we could be pals with Sheldon IRL. 

Find out a mere 21 reasons why we aspire to be the NA+ to his Cl-. 

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1. He makes you feel better when you’re upset.

2. 1. He makes you feel better when you’re upset.

If you're down in the dumps, Sheldon is just the man to cheer you up.

Sure, he might not tell you exactly what you want to hear, but he always speaks the truth and isn't afraid to have those #realtalk conversations that make other people uncomfortable. Like, when he told Penny that crying should only be reserved for times people are sad, not when they feel stupid.
2. His personal drama is incredibly entertaining.

3. 2. His personal drama is incredibly entertaining.

Who else can say they have a frenemy named Wil Wheaton? Now, we don't know Wil personally, but we're guessing he doesn't have that many arch nemeses like Sheldon. While it's always great when everyone gets along like peas and carrots, there's something about this particular feud that makes us smile. 
3. He defends his friends against online trolls.

4. 3. He defends his friends against online trolls.

Are you being harassed by some anonymous online commenter? Let Sheldon handle it for you!

After all, no one wants to battle with a guy who says,"You mess with the bull, you get the horns. I'm about to show this guy how horny I can be!" 
4. He's mastered the art of organization.

5. 4. He's mastered the art of organization.

Cleanliness is next to godliness, right? Well, for Sheldon, not only is cleaning a lifestyle, it's an ideology. The man believes that everything has its place, and he expects his friends to respect his scrupulous scrubbing methods. 

The good news is, if you don't have the time (or desire) to clean, Sheldon's happy to sneak into your apartment in the middle of the night and organize for you!
5. He’s always down for some real talk.

6. 5. He’s always down for some real talk.

As we mentioned earlier, Sheldon's never been one to sugarcoat.

Want to know if your outfit looks good? He’ll be more than happy to give you his unfiltered opinion, so prepare accordingly.
6. He manages to make arguments entertaining.

7. 6. He manages to make arguments entertaining.

Friendships aren’t perfect and, even for the closest of confidantes, you’re bound to have a few disagreements. Thankfully, most arguments with Sheldon induce more laughs than rage—especially when he tries to one-up you with comebacks like, "I'm polymerized tree sap, and you're an inorganic adhesive."

Friends who fight and laugh together, stay together, right?
7. He’s a strong believer in putting safety first.

8. 7. He’s a strong believer in putting safety first.

When you hang around with Sheldon, there's no need to fear for your own safety because the man's list of protection rules is longer than a CVS receipt. Case in point: when playing with life-sized building blocks, always wear a hard hat. 
9. He’s brimming with the greatest relationship advice.

10. 9. He’s brimming with the greatest relationship advice.

Relationship troubles got you down? Take a seat on Dr. Sheldon's couch—just not in his spot!—and let him help you sort out your romantic woes. He might have the greatest track record when it comes to navigating his own relationship with Amy, but he's way cheaper than a licensed therapist. 
10. His innocence is endearing.

11. 10. His innocence is endearing.

Sometimes, even Mr. Know-It-All can learn a few things from the people around him. After all, you don't know what you don't know. 

For example, remember the time his pals informed him that "friends with benefits" didn't mean providing someone with health insurance? Adorable.
11. He leaves little room for surprises.

12. 11. He leaves little room for surprises.

Thanks to Sheldon's frequent use of formal contracts and written agreements, you always know where you stand—and how long you're allowed to stand there.

That said, make sure to read the fine print before he asks for your John Hancock, because what you sign see is what you get.
12. His jokes are topnotch.

13. 12. His jokes are topnotch.

Did we mention Sheldon's a comedian, too? The man has a joke for every occasion and he knows when to whip 'em out.

Word to the wise: prepare for a possible spit-take if you happen to be tossing back a cold one when he busts out a one-liner like this: "A neutron walks into a bar and asks how much for a drink. The bartender replies, 'For you, no charge.'" 

Rimshot.
13. He recognizes his faults, as well as his strengths.

14. 13. He recognizes his faults, as well as his strengths.

Sheldon doesn't often make mistakes, but he’s not above admitting when he does. Pobody's nerfect, even if you have an IQ of 187, like Cooper.
14. He’s persistent, which proves that he cares.

15. 14. He’s persistent, which proves that he cares.

It's hard to enjoy a peaceful evening when Sheldon knocks on your front door repeatedly while shouting your name until you unlatch the lock; however, it's nice to know someone cares about you enough to wake up the entire apartment complex in order to check on your well-being.
15. He's there to help you celebrate your biggest milestones.

16. 15. He's there to help you celebrate your biggest milestones.

Not only did Sheldon raise a glass to toast Howard and Bernadette's pregnancy announcement, but his selfless side made a rare appearance when he decided to open up a trust fund for baby Wolowitz. 
16. He's fearless.

17. 16. He's fearless.

Need someone to accompany you when meeting a questionable character in a secluded parking lot to pick up some liquid helium? Sheldon's your guy and those kind of fun adventures you can look forward to when you're friends with such a daring dude.
17. He's an excellent gift-giver.

18. 17. He's an excellent gift-giver.

Even if the only reason Sheldon gave Amy a holiday gift last year was to make her feel guilty for not getting him one, we'd by lying if we said the whole convoluted present exchange wasn't sort of sweet.

Besides, Amy was thrilled to have a framed photo of her beau, so the onus actually turned out to be awesome!
18. He makes sure his friends feel included.

19. 18. He makes sure his friends feel included.

When you have a sizable friend group, it's hard to give everyone equal attention, but Sheldon does his best to make all his pals feel special. For example, he could've joined the rest of the gang for a day of wine tasting, but instead, he stayed home with a pregnant Bernadette to play board games and drink sparkling apple cider.

If that doesn't exemplify an amazing friend, we don't know what does!
19. He'd never let anyone take your spot in line.

20. 19. He'd never let anyone take your spot in line.

Trying to see a summer blockbuster on opening weekend can be frustrating when you have to get to the theater early to stand in line. Plus, don't get us started when some bozo tries to cut! Luckily, Sheldon isn't the kind of person to let someone get away with that bad behavior, so go ahead and step out for some popcorn because your spot's safe with him! 
20. He brings the best party platters.

21. 20. He brings the best party platters.

If you're spending a night binge-watching your favorite flicks with Sheldon & Co., rest assured that you'll be well-fed, which is aces because the best way to a friend's heart is through his—or her—belly!
21. He never enters a situation unprepared.

22. 21. He never enters a situation unprepared.

In addition to being on hand to supply snacks, Sheldon's also dependable for other necessary—and not-so necessary—sundries, like bug spray, hand sanitizer, and a survival. So, whether you're camping in a cabin or heading to the grocery store, this guy's middle name is "Semper Paratus."

(Okay, Sheldon's real middle name is Lee, but you get the point.)

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