Saying goodbye to best friends is heartbreaking, but trying to salvage a friendship that’s not meant to last does more harm than good. Do you suspect that you have toxic friends?
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Writer: Michelle Gaston & Chloe Avanasa
Script Editor: Denise Ding & Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Grace Cárdenas Cano
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong
Do you have a story of losing your best friend and how you moved on to share? If so, we would love to be able to make animation of it to help others who are going through very similar process.