A true friend, Busy Philipps knew what to do on the 10-year mark of Heath Ledger's death.

Actresses Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps have been best friends for decades.

Philipps (left) and Williams. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

They met on the set of "Dawson's Creek" in the late 1990s and have had each other's backs ever since.

So on Jan. 22, 2018, Philipps knew where she'd be needed most: right at Williams' side.

In a touching Instagram post, Philipps shared a photo of her and Williams embracing with the note, "It's OK."

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Jan. 22 marked 10 years since actor Heath Ledger died of an accidental drug overdose in New York City at age 28.

After having met on the set of 2005's "Brokeback Mountain," Ledger and Williams dated and shared a daughter together, Matilda, who is now 12 years old.

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Ledger's death is the kind of loss that maybe never truly heals entirely. But Philipps was there to help.

Philipps caught a flight to be with her friend on that trying day this year, according to Us Weekly.

A few hours prior to seeing Williams, Philipps shared a photo of a beautiful sunset with no caption, but for a heart emoji.

No words were needed to get the sentiment across.

❤️

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Losing Ledger has been tough for Philipps too.

“I was just driving and I was thinking about my friend Heath, who died 10 years ago, and this song came on,” Philipps had explained in her Instagram story, referencing the song "Time to Pretend" by MGMT. “It came out after he passed away, and I remember when it came out, because ... it made me think of him. I just thought he would have liked this song. And for some reason, every time I hear this song ... it’s weird."

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Philipps showed the world exactly how to be a friend.  

No, you shouldn't tell a grieving loved one that "everything happens for a reason." They also probably don't want to hear well-meaning but hurtful platitudes, like, "they are in a better place," or any sentence that starts with, "well, at least [an unhelpful reason why they should still be grateful]."

Sometimes, the best thing you can do for a grieving friend is quietly be at their side and reassure them that "It's OK."

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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