‘Sex and the City’: 3 Times Carrie Bradshaw Was a Really Good Friend

Carrie Bradshaw was not a perfect character. In fact, the famed narrator of Sex and the City was incredibly flawed. Aside from being a bit self-involved, Carrie was prone to fits of overreaction and had moments where she was incredibly judgemental. Even though she wasn’t perfect, there were instances were Carrie came through for her three best pals, Miranda Hobbes, Samantha Jones, and Charlotte York. Those moments proved that some of Carrie’s most significant relationships were with her long-time gal pals.

Carrie was willing to help Charlotte flee her wedding

Trey McDougal was supposed to be Charlotte’s perfect mate. On paper, he looked promising. Rich, handsome, and agreeable, Charlotte thought she had gotten her happy ending, but moments before walking down the aisle, she started to have second thoughts. Carrie, ever the supportive friend, offered to help her escape if she wanted to.

Kristin Davis as Charlotte York and Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw
Charlotte York and Carrie Bradshaw in ‘Sex and the City’ | Tom Kingston/WireImage

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Charlotte probably should have taken Carrie up on her offe. Her marriage to Trey unraveled almost as quickly as it started. Charlotte eventually got her happy ending with Harry Goldenblatt, and Carrie was supportive of that relationship, too.

Carrie made Samantha the grossest looking drink in history to make her feel better

When Samantha found herself sick with the flu, she spent the morning calling everyone she had a romantic relationship with for help. None of her trysts were interested in coming over to help her hang her curtain, but Carrie was there to help her out.  

Kristin Davis as Charlotte York, Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes and Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones
The cast of ‘Sex and the City’ | Brian Ach/WireImage

Sure, Carrie couldn’t hang a curtain rod, but she was happy to prepare a sickening brew of Fanta orange soda and cough syrup. She even hung out with her and gave her the emotional support she needed when she was feeling low.

Carrie stood up for Miranda in Atlantic City

Miranda was feeling pretty self-conscious after failing to lose her baby weight quickly, but a girl’s weekend in Atlantic City highlighted just how bad she felt about herself. When the group hesitated to leave a blackjack table, two men poked fun at Miranda’s weight. Miranda was ready to walk off, but Carrie stood up for her, and, in the process, gave her the confidence she needed to fight back, too.

Cynthia Nixon and Sarah Jessica Parker film a scene in 'Sex and the City'
Miranda Hobbes and Carrie Bradshaw in ‘Sex and the City’ | Matthew Peyton/Getty Images

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Carrie may not have been a perfect friend to Miranda, but she always knew how to offer her support when she most needed it. Carrie seemed to be the one pal who totally understood Miranda. The friendship may have had some bumps in the road, but the pair were always each other’s biggest advocates.