Brandon meets Dylan when Dylan defends Scott to two bullies in tech class. Brandon initiates contact with Dylan and they start up a friendship that is almost like a brotherhood. They fight, make up, are there for each other in extreme and regular situations and share a grounded view on life, Dylan a more spiritual and open-minded old soul to Brandon's curious, head-first enthusiasm. Together with Brenda they form an inseparable trio, who support and protect one another while growing up in ritzy Beverly Hills. Brandon, at times, feels left out or separated from Dylan due to Dylan's wealth, even as they start college, jealous of the opportunities money affords Dylan easily.  Dylan longs for the steady family dynamic Brandon has always enjoyed and considers Brandon's parents his own surrogate parents, until Jim rejects him. Even Dylan's chaotic relationship with Kelly and Brandon's later romance with her does not destroy their close bond and Brandon serves as Dylan's best man at his wedding to Antonia.