After ten years of being there for us, Friends left our screens in 2004 – leaving a Central Perk shaped hole in our hearts – and we’re still not over it.
Yes it may have been 15 years since Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Phoebe and Joey made their last appearances but it still feels like it was just yesterday.
We’re still deeply invested in Rachel and Ross’ tumultuous relationship, we’ve never given up hope on Parker (Alec Baldwin) coming back into our lives, and we can’t believe how quickly the Friends children have grown up. Are we the only ones confused by our feelings for Ben now that he’s grown up and starring in Riverdale?
But it’s not Cole Sprouse or the sexist storyline that Alexa Junge tried to axe that made news this week. Instead, it was a Friends reunion, with Jennifer Aniston posting a selfie with her five former co-stars to Instagram - and subsequently breaking the internet.
Jen’s first Instagram post captioned ‘And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM 👋🏻‘ raked in over 12 million likes as Jen broke the world record for gaining a million followers in the shortest amount of time.
It’s hardly surprising therefore that she returned to the app to post a video about going viral - which then went promptly viral.
‘I swear I didn’t mean to break it…’, Jen captioned a video of her smashing a phone on purpose. ‘Thank you guys for the kind, glitchy welcome ❤️’
That post has gone on to rake in over 9 million views.
Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram account has quickly become one of our absolute favourites.
Could we BE any more excited?
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