1. When Schmidt just started showing up in Nick's college dorm room, and a beautiful friendship blossomed.
2. When they prank Winnie the Bish.
3. When they weren't afraid to look absurd while standing up for Jess.
4. When Nick wasn't afraid to call Schmidt out for acting ridiculous.
5. When Schmidt helps Nick get his thoughts together...
6. ...and learn a little more about directions.
7. When they bicker like an old married couple.
8. And when they have no boundaries, even when they're in completely different states.
9. When Schmidt gives Nick fashion advice.
10. And vice versa.
11. When Nick keeps Schmidt in check.
12. And when Schmidt keeps Nick in check just as much.
13. They just know each other so well.
14. When Schmidt is always concerned for Nick's safety.
15. Yet, he also acknowledges and praises Nick's "talents."
16. When Schmidt expresses his love for Nick through food, and Nick gives it right back, mama-bird style.
17. And Nick shows love to Schmidt by pretending to be Michael Keaton (via email) to cheer him up.
18. When Nick backed Schmidt up at his engagement party with some FIRE Bollywood dancing to impress Mrs. P.
19. And that beautiful moment when Schmidt asked Nick to be the best man at his wedding.
20. When Schmidt always builds Nick up when he's not feeling confident.
21. And when he forces Nick to pursue being a writer, even though he doesn't give him notes on his novel.
22. And when Schmidt invests in Nick's dreams.
23. When Nick assured Schmidt that he'd be a good husband to Cece because he's been a good one to Nick for years.
They've been through a lot together.
And they'll be together until the end.
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