When she was only a child, Haruno Sakura was often bullied in the Academy for her large forehead. Sakura tried to use her bangs to hide her forehead, but this only fueled the other kids’ teasing because she appeared to be sensitive about it. Realizing this, Yamanaka Ino gave her a ribbon which she used to draw attention to her cuter features, helping Sakura overcome her insecurity.
It’s a little sad that the friendship didn’t last… sort of, anyway! We can all blame Sasuke for that! Thanks to Emilia for sending this in!