So, you wanna make a new friend and you’re a talking fish with short-term memory loss. You’re in luck! With Dory’s helpful hints to save you from accidental social sabotage* you can swim confidently through the sea of friendship.
*Not guaranteed to save you from a whale’s mouth, a jellyfish forest, or a meeting of sharks.
1. First thing’s first. Introduce yourself!
Try not to immediately forget who you met or where you are.
2. When it comes to new friends, accept all species with open fins.
Don’t judge a shark by his sharp 300-toothed cover.
3. Turn a life-threatening jellyfish forest situation into a silly game with your new friend.
4. There’s no such thing as too many brand new best friends forever.
Grab shell, dude(s)!
5. Support your new friends’ weird talents and hobbies.
Including, but not limited to, pantomiming directions as a perfectly choreographed group.
6. When offered the chance to fly to a dentist’s office via a pelican’s throat pouch, do it.
Ask questions later.
7. Don’t be afraid to share your deepest darkest secrets.
Are you a fish who’s never eaten a fish? Let it all out.
8. Learn a few phrases in their native tongue.
Or literally on their native tongue.
9. When your new friend is feeling down, sing to them.
Goodbye, Mr. Grumpy Gills. Hello, Mr. Best Friend forever and ever!
What have you learned from Dory on the art of making new friends? Tell us in the comments below!