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Friends In Random Places

Random Friends

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 02/29/2012 11:54 am Updated: 02/29/2012 10:19 pm

"How did you meet?"

When you ask this question of friends who seem to know each other well, you probably expect to hear that they went to school together or used to work for the same company. Maybe their parents put them in touch. But every once in a while, you hear a more surprising story, one of a chance encounter that led to another meeting and then another and ultimately a friendship. The friends featured below are proof that not every bond has a conventional backstory. Sometimes you find your best friends in the most random places –- even the bathroom of a bar.

Do you have a friend you met in a completely unexpected way? Sitting next to each other an airplane? Fighting over a cab? Trying on clothes at your favorite store? Send a photo and a few lines about how you met to

SLIDESHOW: Where I Met My 'Random' Friend

Rachel and Cesca
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"My friend Cesca and I met at a bar. :-) Well, we had seen each other at other events and hadn't met. One day at the bar, she says to me, 'We need to go out together one time,' and the rest is history. We have been friends since 2004. Now, as mothers, we only get out once in a while; however, we do make a point to actually hang out every few months." -Rachel Churchill