27 Best ‘Forrest Gump’ Quotes: Stupid is as Stupid Does

“Bubba was my best good friend. And even I know that ain’t something you can find just around the corner. Bubba was going to be a shrimping boat captain, but instead, he died right there by that river in Vietnam.”

– Forrest Gump


Queue the tears! Bubba and Forrest were best friends while in Vietnam and we think he probably would have been friends with him if he had made it out of the war alive. This is just one of several extremely sad scenes in the movie and it is truly a heartbreaker. 

Forrest will not leave his companero, not only does he save Lt. Dan right before going back into the jungle to save Bubba, he is fearless of any attacks that may happen and without hesitation will do anything to try to save him.