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Each month, we will profile one of our many fantastic e-Buddies pairs! If you would like for your match to be profiled, please contact us!

This month we are featuring Catherine and Kristen!

Catherine is from Virginia and is matched with her e-Buddy, Kristen, from Florida. They have been matched for almost five years and have formed a wonderful friendship!

When asked what she enjoys most about e-Buddies, Kristen says, “e-Buddies is a great way to make new friends in different parts of the U.S. I not only learn about Catherine as a person, but I also get tidbits of information on the various activities and adventures she partakes in at her home state. Many of the things she has seen may not be available where I live. I love coming home after a long day of work to find an e-mail from Catherine. It is kind of like the feeling you used to get when you were little and you got a letter in the mail.”

Catherine agrees. “I like talking about school and what we did over the weekend. I like talking to Kristen.”

Both Kristen and Catherine look forward to e-mailing every week. Kristen also says: “Catherine and I have been e-Buddies since 2001. We have been able to maintain a close friendship even throughout the summer when Catherine does not have access to a computer. We just start right back up like we never stopped talking. I have never met Catherine face-to-face but I would consider her one of my closest friends.”

Catherine further explains that, “Kristen is a nice person. I tell her things I wouldn't tell anybody else.”

Kristen has found that, “I was/am also a member of Best Buddies High Schools and Colleges, and I have been able to maintain a stronger friendship with Catherine, my e-Buddy, even though our friendship is entirely through e-mail. I am surprised by this since I figured a friendship with someone you see on a consistent basis would be stronger than with someone you e-mail on a weekly basis.”

Both Kristen and Catherine truly enjoy their e-Buddies friendship and hope to be able to meet each other in person at some point in the future.

Congratulations to Catherine and Kristen, our e-Buddies of the month for October!

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