27 Best Replies To “Good Morning” (For All Situations)

Is there a better way to start the day than hearing a nice “good morning”? It’s just very nice. Very pleasant. Even if it’s said in that tired, groggy morning voice everyone talks with before 9 A.M. Good morning indeed. But, how are you supposed to respond to a good morning? Well, below you’ll find three different scenarios and suggestions about how to respond to each!

Best good morning replies to your boss

It’s bound to happen, you show up to work, and your boss says good morning. You want to say the right thing back, it’s your boss! But what do you say?

1. Good Morning

It is perfectly acceptable and almost expected, that the response to a good morning is a good morning. If nothing else, this will show your boss that you are awake and paying attention to what people say to you in the early morning, which is exactly what they want in an employee.

2. Very Good Morning

In the same way as the above option, this response is perfectly acceptable to say back. In fact, it is probably better because it has all the benefits of saying good morning to your boss and then some. It will not only show your boss that you are awake and paying attention to what people say to you in the early morning but will also show that you are in a good mood in the early morning and happy to be at work, which is exactly what they want in an employee.

3. Good Morning, how are you?

This is a good response to give your boss because, once again, it shows that you are awake and attentive at work in the morning but it also shows that you have an interest in their day and their well-being. Something they will be sure to remember down the line when it comes time to hand out raises.

4. Good Morning, sir.

This one is a nice, short, simple, and respectful response to your boss’s good morning. Once again, It will not only show your boss that you are awake and paying attention to what people say to you in the early morning but it will also show them that even in the early morning when everyone is grumpy, you are a kind, thoughtful, and respectful person. Which is something they like to see in employees.

5. Good morning, lovely weather we’re having.

This is a good response to give your boss after they say “good morning” because, once again, it shows that you are awake and attentive at work in the morning but it also offers them a chance at some small talk before the workday fully starts. If they accept the offer and the two of you have a nice pleasant conversation, it will strengthen your relationship with them and they will be more likely to think of you for a promotion opportunity.

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Best good morning replies to your friends

When a friend says “good morning” to you, you have a little more room as to what you can say back, as compared to your boss. YOu can have a bit of fun.

6. Is it?

This is a fun response to give a friend because either they also know that it’s not a good morning and the two of you can complain together about it or it prompts them to ask you what’s wrong and you can vent to your good friend about why the morning is in fact not that good.

7. Hey man, what’s up.

“Good morning” is often used between friends as nothing more than a standard greeting, no different than hello or hi. So, it is perfectly OK to simply reply with a “hey man” or “what’s up” when they give you a “good morning.” They are your friend. They won’t get hurt or feel disrespected if you don’t say “good morning” back this one time.

8. Morning!

Cut out the good, just a quick “morning” back to them is perfectly OK. Throw in a polite smile to them or a knowing nod after the “morning” and you have found a good interaction between friends who just saw each other quickly on the street.

9. Buenos días, mi amigo!

It’s a fun thing to do to throw a little Spanish in to spice up a boring early morning chat between friends. Since it translates to “good morning, my friend” it is perfectly acceptable as a response. Just be careful, they might respond in Spanish and if you don’t know any more Spanish then it might get awkward.

10. Good morning, what’s your plan for the day?

This one is nice to give a friend. First, it replies to the courtesy of their good morning with a good morning. Then, you show you are a good friend by showing an interest in their day and their life as a whole. Which is all any of us really want. All we want is for someone to take an interest in us and care about us, and you can be that for your friend.

11. Good Afternoon.

This is just a fun thing to say in response to “good morning.” It’s clearly not the afternoon, but saying it to your friend is a nice quick way to make them laugh in the morning when they might be feeling tired. Giving them an energy and mood boost.

12. Morning, want to get breakfast?

This is a good response because you respond to your friend and then suggest an activity for the two of you to do together. Could turn a good morning into a fun morning.

13. Good Morning sunshine.

This is just a fun sarcastic thing to say to your friend in the morning as a response.

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14. Good morning, how was your night?

This one is nice to give a friend. First, it replies to the courtesy of their good morning with a good morning. Then, you show you are a good friend by showing an interest in their day yesterday and an interest in their life as a whole. Which is always a nice thing to do for a friend.

15. Could’ve fooled me.

This is a fun response to give a friend because either they also know that it’s not a good morning and the two of you can complain together about it or it prompts them to ask you what’s wrong and you can vent to your good friend about why the morning is in fact not that good.

16. *grunt*

Just simply giving an early morning groggy grunt to your friend’s good morning is a quick and easy way to tell, them exactly how your day is going.

Best good morning text replies to your crush

Now, I won’t lie to you, this is tricky. Responding to a “good morning” text is not an easy thing to do. It’s the closest most of us will ever come to defusing a bomb. One wrong move and it is all over. If she is still your crush, then you are not formally in a relationship so you don’t want to say anything too presumptuous. But you also don’t want to say something too casual and risk seeming uninterested. It is a fine line, only you will know the best thing to say back, here are some ideas that will hopefully help you.

17. Good Morning to you too!

Now, this may seem too simplistic, and to be fair it is pretty simple, but it has its merits. It gives your crush a return “good morning”, which is always a very nice thing to do, but it feels a lot more personal than a simple “good morning”. The addition of “to you too” shows that you care about her morning specifically without sounding too forward.

18. This made my day, and it hasn’t even really started yet.

If your crush has sent you a “good morning” text in the early morning then it means something. It means you were on their mind first thing in the morning and they wanted to say “good morning”. It is a nice thing to do to let them know that the text had an impact on you and made you feel good. It will show your crush that you are a kind person and it might even prompt them to send another good morning text the next day.

19. Good Morning, I hope you have a great day!

Now, this may seem too simplistic, and to be fair it is pretty simple, but it has its merits. It gives your crush a return “good morning”, which is always a very nice thing to do, but it shows that you care about them and their day too. Which will show them that you are a kind and thoughtful person, which is exactly what you want your crush to think.

20. Good Morning, how did you sleep?

People like it when you take an interest in them. So, it’s a good idea to give your crush a “good morning” back and then ask them how they slept. It’s a nice and simple way to show them you care about their well-being without being overly forward. Your crush with be flattered that you care but not off-put like they might be if you used stronger language.

21. I had a dream about you last night.

Now, this can be risky. People like to hear about dreams they were in, it’s always a fascinating look into someone else’s subconscious. But saying this to your crush can be risky. For example, if you had a dream about them where you two were doing something… inappropriate. It’s probably best to keep that to yourself. Another example is if you didn’t have a dream about them and don’t have a made-up dream ready to tell them.

22. Salut, ma belle!

This phrase is French for “hello, my pretty.” Yes, it’s a little flirty but it’s in French, people expect that from the French language. If your crush feels the same way about you, they might be flattered that you called them pretty or be impressed that you seem to know French. If they don’t feel the same way about you and seem weirded out that you said that, just lie and say you didn’t know that’s what it meant. It’s a risky move but can pay off big time.

23. Hello early bird.

This is a fun, somewhat flirty response. It works pretty well because first, it greets your crush back but then jumps into some playful teasing of the fact that they seem to have gotten up really early. This will then prompt them to explain why they were up so early and pretty soon you are having a full-fledge conversation with your crush.

24. Good morning, got any plans for today?

People like it when you take an interest in them. So, it’s a good idea to give your crush a “good morning” back and then ask them if they have any plans for the day. If they do then you can talk to them about their plans, if not then you have a chance to offer to make plans with them. It’s a nice and simple way to show them you care about them while also maybe getting a chance to hang out with them.

25. Good morning, can’t wait to *the plans you have together*

This one is great because you give your crush a “good morning” back and then you do two things. One, you remind them of your plans together in case they forgot and, two, you show them how excited about your plans together that it is the first thing you thought of after waking up. It’ll make your crush feel important.

26. Good Morning *sun emoji*

It’s a pretty simple response but sometimes simple is best. The sun emoji shows you put more thought and effort into the response than if you just said “good morning”. It doesn’t have to be a sun emoji, any emoji works really.

27. Good Morning *meme*

You can never go wrong with a meme. Making your crush laugh early in the morning is a good wake to make them think you are funny and then possibly start to like you back or like you more.

Why saying good morning and giving a good reply is important

Saying “good morning” is just a nice way to start the day. It’s a nicer way to greet someone than just a “hello.” If you say good morning every day then people will start seeing you as the nice person that greats them every morning and that’s a good reputation to have. It is two simple words that can cheer someone up with your positive attitude or start a conversation with a friend or co-worker. Why wouldn’t you say “good morning”?