How do you cheer up a friend? (Especially, if you cannot meet irl) Usually, I just say something like, "I'm here if you need me." That's my MO, I'm that friend that's usually there if you need someone to talk to. But it's not always effective so sometimes, I'd try to be funny to lighten the mood or recommend a song or give distractions by talking about something else. However, there are times when all I can do is give them time and space to slowly heal themselves and hope for the best. It kinda sucks. I wish I could help more. How about you? How do you cheer someone up? Or how do you want to be cheered up?