In a world where endless sonnets are penned on the heady giddiness of romantic love, its platonic equivalent gets no flowers. Devoid of physical intimacy and yet able to fill in holes that messy romantic entanglements simply cannot, platonic love is a lesson in learning to love parts of yourself that you may have overlooked. The sizzle of a romantic encounter might be exciting, but have you ever felt the soul-deep satisfaction of being seen for who you are? It’s a romance all of its own.
It’s also a notion that Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner have found truth in, as two It-girls drawn to each other with their elevated knowledge of selfie angles—after all, few things can bond you together for life like making your Victoria’s Secret debut together. Today, if they are posing separately on the Met Gala steps, you’ll find them reaching out to hold hands with a conspiratorial we-are-totally-gonna-grab-burgers-after-this nod. Bump into them at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party and don’t be surprised if you find them locking lips in a sweet kiss to celebrate their boundless love and appreciation for each other.