The Famous Friendship Between Days Of Our Lives' Bo And Steve

Over the years, "Days of Our Lives" has given fans some of the most epic supercouples to ever appear on daytime television. However, they've also offered up some great friendships as well. Throughout the decades, viewers have watched many of the characters form very strong bonds with one another and help each other through the daily drama that comes with living in Salem. According to Soap Hub, characters such as Jake DiMera (Brandon Barash) and Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson), as well as Lani Price (Sal Stowers) and Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk), have been giving major friendship goals.

Others, such as Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) and Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin), have warmed viewers' hearts as they've supported each other through sickness and infertility. Abe Carver (James Reynolds) and Roman Brady (Josh Taylor) have been buddies since working together on the police force. Meanwhile, Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso) and Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves/Cady McClain) are both cousins and best friends. Of course, Chad DiMera and Sonny Kiriakis (Zach Tinker) also have each other's backs, per TV Overmind.

However, one "Days of Our Lives" friendship has stood the test of time and has even defied death. Steve Johnson (Stephen Nichols) and Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) have been leaning on each other for decades.

Steve and Bo have a complicated history

"Days of Our Lives" viewers first met Steve "Patch" Johnson in 1985 when he came to Salem as an old acquaintance of Bo Brady, per Soap Central. Steve and Bo had initially met while they were serving in the Merchant Marines. Together with a woman named Britta, they became best friends. The trio were very close and even got matching knife tattoos to solidify their bond. However, when Bo and Steve both fell in love with Britta, a bitter battle ensued between them. The two got into a physical altercation which led to Bo using a knife and taking out one of Steve's eyes. Things may have been tense between the former friends, but they soon found themselves bonded together for life.

Steve came to Salem at the request of Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston). He was hired to help Victor in his illegal activities. However, soon after arriving in town, Steve met Bo's younger sister, Kayla Brady (Mary Beth Evans). The two fell madly in love with one another, and Steve and Bo resolved any issues between them and went on to resume their friendship. When Kayla and Steve got married, the duo went from being best friends to brothers-in-law (via Soaps In Depth).

From there, Bo and Steve were always by each other's side during good times and bad and even fought common enemies together.

Steve and Bo's friendship has survived death

"Days of Our Lives" fans know that most characters who die in Salem don't stay dead for long. However, when Steve Johnson was presumed dead, it appeared that he wouldn't be coming back. That is, until 16 years after his alleged death. He returned to Salem to shock everyone, his wife Kayla Brady most of all (via Soaps). Of course, everyone was happy to see Steve, including his best friend, Bo. However, Steve was dealing with amnesia that prevented him from remembering his friends and family. Steve eventually regained his memories and resumed his life in Salem.

Tragically, Bo and Steve were separated again when Bo died from a brain tumor in 2015 (via Soaps In Depth). The entire Brady family was devastated by Bo's passing, and, this time, the character really did die. Since his death, he's been seen as a spirit in heaven multiple times. During one such occasion, Bo came down to speak to Steve, who was grieving the death of his son, Tripp Johnson (Lucas Adams). According to Soap Hub, Bo used his angelic power to heal Tripp's body and bring him back to life. Steve was overjoyed to see Bo and have Tripp back with him.

Now, with the news that Bo has been resurrected from the dead, per Soap Opera Network, fans are hoping for more heartwarming scenes between the two old friends.