When I was young, I loved People. Yes, People capitalized. She was my imaginary friend, along with Kikkibrumbrum. I loved them so much. They sat with me on the couch sometimes and played Barbies with me, too. They even came on family vacations with me, making the backseat pretty crowded.
Why did I call my imaginary friends People and Kikkibrumbrum? I have no idea. People is probably easier to figure out than Kikkibrumbrum, but there really is no clear explanation for either. One day they just appeared to me, and we were besties for quite a while. They were always there for me when I needed them, and even better, they were there only for me. Secret friends I didn’t have to share with anyone.
I can’t say for certain that they appeared when I was 5, but I know I still loved them at that age. Even today, I’m sad they’re gone. When I’m surrounded by people these days, I truly miss People. Hands down, she was much better company.