Need a cute buddy? Then you might consider a 1940s Buddies Brooch. These adorable pins were popular during World War II. Girls would wear a soldier or sailor pin depending on what division of the military their sweet heart served in.
The most common brooches are soldier
and they are pretty easy to find on etsy or eBay.
Buddy brooches don't stop there I've seen Cowboys, sombrero wearing figures
And cranberry manor on etsy has a darling bell hop boy.
I got my first buddy brooch from eBay, a sailor. His leg has a repaired crack so I was able to bargain and get a good deal.