I knew some people as acquaintances but it was still awkward before and after because everyone had best friends...
Something kind of like that happened right after graduation. A girl came up to me and a friend of mine. She hadn't spoken to us - ever - and we'd gone to school with her since sixth grade. It felt like "It's okay now, the game is over, now we're all just people." It was very strange.- A girl apologised to me and my friends for being mean all through high school.