27 Best Goodbye Messages for Someone Who Is Moving Away

Saying goodbye is not always the end. Rather, it is the beginning of something better – for you, for them, for him or her, or for everybody. This life is filled with ‘hellos’ and ‘goodbyes.’ Goodbye does not have to be so sad. You can take things lightly and look forward to seeing you next time.

Here are the best goodbye messages for your friends or relatives who are moving away:

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

A. A. Milne (Winnie The Pooh)

Winnie the Pooh is grateful to meet friends whom he will treasure in his heart. This means that we are more than lucky to have good friends whom we want to stay with us and not separate. However, when the time comes to bid goodbye to each other, it can be difficult and heart-breaking.

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.

Helen Keller

As long as you have great memories to reminisce, life will be easier with you even if it is no longer the same without your good friend or someone you treasure for years.

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.

Richard Bach

Being physically separated from our loved ones is not easy. We can ease our pain by thinking that we will see each other again in perfect timing.

Though miles may lie between us, we are never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count miles, it’s measured by the heart.


Being distant to one another does not mean that everything will change between our beloved friends and us and loved ones who moved away. If we truly value one another and keep them in our hearts, we should not be bothered about saying goodbye to them for a while.

You and I will meet again when we’re least expecting it. One day, in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye, my friend. For you and I will meet again.

Tom Petty

It is inevitable to get separated, even with the closest person you have for years. One day, you will see each other again when you least expect it. You will be both delighted to get updated about one another’s life after embracing new changes.

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.

Robert Southey

Time and distance cannot separate two parties who have established a strong foundation of friendship. Wherever they go, whatever happens, they will have each other’s back even when they are in different worlds.

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.


A goodbye is not the end. It is always the beginning of something new. It may happen in times we don’t expect, but it will be worthy when we learn how to embrace this with all our hearts.

Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.

William Shakespeare

God has the best plans for good friends who separate for the meantime. Say goodbye for now and wait for the right time to meet each other again.

Don’t ever tell anyone anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.

J. D. Salinger

When you start talking about something, you will suddenly remember about a person or a group whom you love to be with. Sometimes, you will remember about the foods you eat together, the places you have been before, stories you shared with one another, and many more.

I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little.

Cecelia Ahern

Once in your life, you will meet someone who will piss you off and tease you. That someone will make you miss him a lot when he has to go away.

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

Anatole France

Let us learn to accept changes that happen to our lives. We may have a good friend or neighbor with us for decades, but time will come they have to embrace the best opportunity that comes their ways. It is our way of showing how we love and support them even in these difficult situations.

Our memories of yesterday will last a lifetime. We’ll take the best, forget the rest, and someday will find that these are the best of times.

Dennis DeYoung

Every moment we have lived with our good friend will remain a part of our lives forever. Of course, you will recall all the best memories and will make you appreciate him or her even more. You will be able to realize more great things about him or her.

Goodbye is the hardest thing to say to someone who means the world to you, especially when goodbye is not what you want.


No matter how much you try to make the people you like the most to stay with you, you will end up with the only choice of saying goodbye to them. It can be so hard, but you must learn to set them free to find better opportunities for them.

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.

Mahatma Gandhi

For people who love with all their hearts, they will never find it too difficult to let go. These goodbyes will become temporarily as they patiently wait for the perfect time to see them again.

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation.


Do not be stressed out when someone close to your heart has to move away. Always remember that you will be separated only in places, but never your heart. What’s more, you already created memories that both of you will reminisce with smile even when you are apart.

We’ll meet again. Don’t know where, don’t know when. But I know, we’ll meet again, some sunny day.

Vera Lynn (We’ll Meet Again)

Just go with the flow. No need to worry too much for now and say goodbye with hopes and prayers that both of you will be fine always. One day, you will meet again in a way that will surprise you both.

Saying goodbye is the hardest solution of any problem. But sometimes, it is the only choice we have…

Anurag Prakash Ray

It would hurt, but time will heal your pain. If moving away is inevitable and the only choice you have, all you need is to pray for you and your friend’s safety wherever you may be.

I hate saying goodbye. So instead, I will say see you later to the best neighbors a woman could ask for. Keep being wonderful people, and blessing will continue to flow your way.


You cannot avoid goodbyes. Instead of crying and feeling sad, you just pray and say that you will meet for many times in the future. Both of you will do well in life and continue to be blessed.

I never imagined a day would come where I would look out from my porch and not to see you there mowing your lawn, but that’s just how life is. Nothing is constant, and things change.But rest assured that our relationship will never change. Not even if you live on the other side of the world. As you leave this place, remember that, no matter how far you go, we will always be friends.


You are lucky to have kind and good neighbors. But if they have to move away because of some situations, let them feel how much they will be missed. Show them how you will remember them for the rest of your lives and look forward in seeing them again one day.

Farewell, to a neighbor I can always depend on. That kind of thing is rare, and I never took it for granted.


Not everyone is blessed with the best neighbors in the world. They are rare, but if you have one, never take them for granted. If they have been your neighbors for years and have to move away, you must tell them how you will miss them.

Good friends are hard to find, but once the bond is strong, nothing can break it, not even distance. I hope this new city will hold more good friends and more adventures. All the best.


Going to a new place is a new adventure. It is about accepting the challenges offered by life. However, you need to be brave enough to do the same thing for the happiness of your friend.

I know you are moving away to chase your dreams, and New York is the perfect place to be, but I can’t help but feel sadness. You have been my best friend for my whole life, and not having you here will be so weird for me.I will find comfort in knowing that you’re taking steps towards your goals in life. I know you will visit me whenever you can.


Moving away does not mean you will no longer be friends. If you have a best friend, he will never be erased in your heart. You know that you can get to check each other’s life when time allows.

The best thing about having a good friend is that no matter where life takes us, we will always find a way to get back together. See you soon.


You can only keep a few good friends in your life. When they go somewhere, you should just express how you are happy about their new adventures and that you will forever cherish them.

I heard someone say it’s easy for two strangers to become friends, but hard for two friends to become strangers. I never understood what that meant until you told me you were moving to a new city. This message is not goodbye, only acknowledgement of what is about to happen. We will remain friends, regardless.


Two different people who have different characteristics and preferences can be the best friends in this world. Despite these differences, they love and appreciate one another. Saying goodbye is very difficult to do, but the key is to acknowledge what may happen in the future.

I wrote this message a few times but ended up erasing it because I can never seem to put my thoughts and emotions into words. Then it occurred to me that I don’t need to do that because you moving to a new city is not goodbye.


This message has been written to tell someone who is moving away, there is no such words that can describe how happy they are to meet them. Going to a new place takes adjustment, but through the prayers of a good friend, they will be doing great always.

It’s not the end of our friendship. It only means that I won’t be able to come over as often, and when I can, it’ll just take a few hours to get there. I know you are sad, too. But cheer up. It won’t be that bad.


Do not be afraid of goodbyes, but they will be the start of something new. You may not see each other more often. However, you can find time to visit each other during your most convenient times.

I am so happy for you about this new opportunity, and I couldn’t be happier that you are taking it. I know for a fact that you will succeed, and that this new city is yours for the taking.


The only help we can do to ease the burden felt by our friend who is moving away is to be happy for them. She may meet a new friend and new neighbor in that new place, but she will treasure you forever as one of her best friends.

It is with a very heavy heart that I am saying goodbye to you because I still don’t want you to leave. Your whole life is here, and, more importantly, I’m here. I know the decision isn’t yours, but I wish there was something I could do to change that. I’ll miss you deeply.


Nobody wants to be in the scene of saying goodbye to someone you want to be with always. If only we can take control of these things, we will choose to stay with them.

They say your work isn’t your real friends. But, I beg to differ. Working alongside you for the past years has built a relationship that can’t be explained. All I know is, not having you here will take a lot of getting used to, and no one will be able to replace you. But I hope you adjust well to your new home.


Some people tend to get tired at work because they do not have good friends there. For those who have one, all the long days at work become fun and memorable moments.

You are about to embark on a once in a lifetime journey where you will learn about an entirely different culture and meet all new people. How could I be sad about that? Have fun. Make the most of it, but remember to come back for a visit every now and then.


As a good friend, you must be the first person who will support him in reaching for his dreams. Do not hinder them from meeting new friends because it is a part of his growth as a person who has goals and achievements.

I never knew it would be so hard to say goodbye to a colleague until I found out that you were moving. Your presence will be missed not only by me but by every member of the staff… I’d wish you luck, but I know you will do marvelous wherever life takes you. Goodbye, my friend.


Instead of thinking about a lot of thoughts, what you need to do is to send them off and pray for their safe journeys. Someday, you will be proud to know how you have changed into a better person. Of course, you will be glad how you still value each other as true friends.

Final Thoughts

These goodbye messages for someone who will move away can be written to a goodbye card. Then, you can match it with a nice personalized moving away gift. This thing will make him or her remember you wherever he or she goes. It is a symbol that you will miss his presence. Hopefully, these goodbye sayings and messages will help you say farewell a bit easier and express your feelings.

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