25 Best Replies To “You’re The Best”

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I’ll never forget the first time someone told me “You’re the best.” It was my high school English teacher, praising my performance in the school play.

Those three simple words filled me with a sense of pride and accomplishment that I had never experienced before. However, in that moment, I found myself at a loss for how to respond. Should I deflect the compliment with humility? Express gratitude? Or simply say “thank you”?

Over the years, I’ve come to realize that receiving a heartfelt compliment is a gift, and how we respond can either amplify or diminish its impact. Whether it’s from a loved one, a mentor, or a colleague, being told “You’re the best” is a meaningful expression of admiration and appreciation.

Do note that sometimes people can say this phrase sarcastically but that’s very rare and it is instantly obvious.

So lets go straight to the question…

List of replies to “You are the best” comment

  1. “No, you’re the best!”
    I love turning the compliment back on the person who gave it to me. It’s playful and makes them feel just as special.
  2. “Aw, thanks! That means a lot coming from you.”
    When my best friend says this, it truly touches my heart because their opinion means everything to me.
  3. “I’m just trying my best, like everyone else.”
    This is my go-to response when my boss compliments me. It keeps me humble and grounded.
  4. “You’re too kind! I’m lucky to have you in my life.”
    I use this with my significant other to remind them how grateful I am for their love and support.
  5. “I’m glad you think so! It inspires me to keep doing my best.”
    This is perfect when a mentor or role model compliments me. It motivates me to continue working hard.
  6. “Thanks! I couldn’t do it without your support.”
    I love saying this to my parents, who have always been my biggest cheerleaders.
  7. “You make me want to be the best version of myself.”
    This heartfelt response is how I express my appreciation to the friends who push me to grow.
  8. “I’m just trying to be the best I can be, like you.”
    I use this with my siblings, as we’ve always motivated each other to achieve our goals.
  9. “That’s so sweet of you to say! I’m flattered.”
    This is my go-to for when a colleague or acquaintance compliments me, as it’s polite and humble.
  10. “Thanks! I appreciate your kind words.”
    A simple yet sincere response that works well in any situation, especially with people I don’t know as well.
  11. “You’re the real MVP! I couldn’t have done it without you.”
    I love using this with my teammates or coworkers, acknowledging their invaluable contributions.
  12. “I’m just doing what I love, and I’m glad you appreciate it.”
    This is perfect for when someone compliments my passion project or hobby, reminding me why I do it.
  13. “Thank you! Your encouragement means everything to me.”
    I use this with my closest friends, whose support truly keeps me going.
  14. “I’m honored to have your approval!”
    This is my response when a respected mentor or authority figure compliments me, as their validation means a lot.
  15. “You always know how to make me feel special.”
    I love saying this to my partner, as it reminds them how much their love and affection mean to me.
  16. “Aw, shucks! You’re going to make me blush.”
    A playful, lighthearted response that works well with my goofy friends or family members.
  17. “I’m just trying to live up to your high standards!”
    I use this with my role models or people I aspire to be like, acknowledging their excellence.
  18. “Thanks! I couldn’t have done it without the amazing team behind me.”
    This is perfect for when my colleagues or group members compliment our collective efforts.
  19. “You’re too generous with your praise, but I’ll take it!”
    A humble yet appreciative response that works well with acquaintances or casual friends.
  20. “I’m just doing my thing, but I’m glad you think it’s the best!” 
    I use this when someone compliments my unique style or approach, reminding me to stay true to myself.
  21. “You always know how to brighten my day!”
    This is my go-to for when my loved ones lift my spirits with their kind words and support.
  22. “I’m just trying to be the best version of myself, like you inspire me to be.”
    I love using this with the people who motivate me to be better, acknowledging their positive influence.
  23. “Thanks! I’m glad my efforts are paying off.”
    This is perfect for when someone recognizes the hard work and dedication I’ve put into something.
  24. “You’re the real MVP for believing in me!”
    I use this with the people who have faith in me, even when I doubt myself.
  25. “I’m just grateful to have the opportunity to do what I love.”
    This reminds me to appreciate the chances I’ve been given, especially when someone compliments my passions or dreams.

Maybe some of these seem generic, but trust me these are the statistically best answers you can give.