Think about it though, Phil has literally watched Dan turn into an adult, and he’s watched him go from a nervous teenager with not much ambition or motivation to a twenty-four year-old (I still refuse to believe it) with a book coming out this October and UK tour (possibly worldwide Dan mentioned it in his live show last week). He’s been in a Disney movie and got to meet a fuck load of celebrities at the Brits and at Big Weekend.
But Dan has watched Phil go from an awkward just-out-of-uni adult unsure of his future and not sure if his YouTube career would be successful (yet at the time they moved into the flat in Manchester, Phil had more subscribers), to a nearly thirty (holy shit) man with awards and a Disney movie under his belt, with the means to go to his dream holiday destination with his best friend. He’s presented in front of huge crowds and he still gets nervous. He was bullied a lot and still manages to be a literal ray of sunshine.
So idk about you, but Dan’s seen Phil change just as much as Phil has seen Dan change.